Losing Faith In Our Institutions, Part 2

Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

These days, asking if truth and justice are the American way is a legitimate question. Can we, as Americans, believe that truth and justice are traits embodied by our institutions?

Not in El Paso.

Remember all the lies our City Government, and its co-conspirators, told us to pass those 2012 Quality of Life bonds?

Remember City Government’s secret emails?

Remember the sins of omission, and commission, too numerous to list, perpetrated by the El Paso Times, on behalf of the ruling class, and/or shareholders of that same institution?

Remember the unpunished misbehaviors of the El Paso Police Department, like shooting that handcuffed prisoner in the sallyport of the El Paso County Jail, or shooting that other guy when he told them to get out of this mom’s house, or apparently sleeping on duty and letting that drunk GI evade a barrier and kill some I-10 construction workers?

I want to have faith in our institutions, but our institutions won’t let me.

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