Mr. Trump did not suddenly cause these citizens to believe and behave this way. They were already predisposed to not believe in and or trust their government. This is what should be concerning us. The Trump supporters are the obverse dide of the coin from the BLM/Antifa Activists. Neither believes their government represents or cares about them.
How many of us really believe our elected officials (beyond the local level) really represent us. One of our Senators until recently did not have property or a physical residence in Connecticut. He used his parents address. And his wife and children are residents of Northern Virginia, they own a house there, pay taxes there, register their cars there, and the wife votes there. How much does he have in common with a Connecticut Resident ?
I think we are not seeing "Zoom Fatigue" but a sense that no one listens to these Zoom Hearings. Look at the Legislature's hearings on Religious Exemption for refusing a vaccine. They scheduled Zoom comments around the clock. How many people watched, looked at later, or read the Comments at 2 or 3 AM ? A complete waste of time. And there was one picture of a legislator sleeping during the Zoom hearing. How many members of the Committee were even logged on during the night time comments ?
And for part timers, you do a pretty good job of moderating these forums.
The USA is not designed to be a "true" democracy. The founders of the nation had the wisdom and foresight to be concerned that the whims of the public, even the majority, can change rapidly and may not always be in the best interest of the country. As a result, they created a republic, or better said - a constitutional federal republic - as our system of government which has survived and served us well for centuries.
It’s upsetting that is article came from a place of love and appreciation, and someone has to go and comment like this is a Yelp review ! If you feel this way about NVS, you should have posted your own story along time ago. THIS post was supposed to be for the employees there that dedicated their all to helping this pet, and they couldn’t even have that time to shine ! I bet half the people who come to wouldn’t last one day or even an hour doing what they do and dealing with the people they deal with all while being in high stress situations and keeping a smile. It’s a shame that a loving post had to have someone negative feel the need to comment. That’s like standing up at someone’s funeral after a nice speech and saying how you actually didn’t like that person and listing reasons why. Time and a place buddy ! Very distasteful!