In case you haven't noticed, since Raygun at least, the dominant political discourse has been predominantly aimed at (further) undermining, disabling, and destroying any residual faith and/or belief of Murkin people in their institutions.
Nine little words: you know the ones: Of the people, by the people, for the people. The press, the Congress, the Courts, all those things supposed to harness the deadly energies of capital and commerce and regulate them for our common benefit, and provide redress from violations?
Remember Raygun's quip about the "Nine deadliest words"?
"I'm from the Gummint and I'm here to help?"
Who trusts the Congress? The bureaucracy? the President? The Courts?
Nobody, that's who.
And that's not an accident. It has been virtually EXPLICIT policy of the Grasping Oligarchs and Plutocrats to DESTROY those sentiments since the 1960s. Read the Powell memo, of 1971. Every word Raygun ever uttered. Everything the Chimperor EVER did. It has ALL had the final aim of driving the people away from "popular sovereignty."
And guess what?
What's the biggest objection to national health care? That we can't trust the government to do it. Despite the fact that Medicare is more efficient, less expensive and even more popular than private insurance. Despite the fact that we actually have a say in what the government does and who works there, unlike private insurance companies. Why is this? Because we've been conditioned, and separated from the whole concept of self rule.
Look around you: You--The "people"--are almost totally, wholly and permanently ALIENATED from the means of their own self-government. It's dirty, nasty, corrupt, venal, base, vile. Yuck. Don't touch!
Next step: to turn all the dirty, dirty business over to our own 'butcher' caste, the "untouchables" of the business/boardrooms.