Distrust In The Military Analysis

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As stated in chapter 1 “… as popular dependence on the government has grown, the American public’s view of the government has turned more sour. Public trust in the government has declined, and Americans are now more likely to feel that they can do little to influence the government’s actions.” (We the People, pg. 6). I accept this to be true since I also do not have much trust in our government. My mistrust in the government stems from many of their actions such as the Edward Snowden debacle, the issue with our electoral college, and the lack of separation between religion and government. Moreover, the lack of a sense of political efficacy is an enormous factor. When I think about what our beautiful nation will look like in twenty-five years …show more content…
The longevity, safety, and happiness of this country depends on the brave men and women in our military. In twenty-five years, with the assumptions of an increase of distrust in the government, the military will be affected without a doubt. The United States government is in charge of the military and gives them their orders. The military would most likely be affected by the decrease in enrolment, as it already is. In February of 2014, it was announced by the United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that “…the Obama administration would work to shrink the US Army to its smallest size since before World War II.” Due to this shrinking 80 percent of military applicants are denied. The military is our only national defense and the government is shrinking it, thus causing more distrust towards the government. Furthermore, because of this distrust, enlistment will decrease and could cause the government to reenact military …show more content…
I have confidence in this because our still remain unchallenged for the position of global leader. Although our trust in the government will have seriously declined in the next twenty-five years, compared to other countries in an international survey “Americans ranked 11th in happiness and a discouraging 24th in economy.”(Adelman, 2013). Despite the survey, our country is known to lead the world in many aspects that cannot be competed with such as technology, business, entertainment, and education. Moreover, we lead First World trade and for “FDI at 180 billion dollars.” The United States will continue to hold the position of global leader due to the fact that we have the strongest military and longest democratic government. Our country is too powerful to not be the global leader. Additionally, the United States has twice the GDP of China. It has been reported that “China has 650 million people in the often-impoverished countryside and a GDP/capita ($6,100) in 87th place in the world that is barely 12 percent of American GDP/capita.”(Adelman, 2013). Compared to the factors of most countries and their GDP, the United States remaining as global leader seems to be the only possible outcome. When compared to other countries, such as China, the United States is proven to be the global leader for a

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