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Biden: FEMA is restoring people’s faith in government – Nice try Mr. President

Published in Blog on September 29, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

Faith in government for many Americans has completely disappeared in recent years, yet Biden tried to revitalize the public’s perception of government on Thursday, saying FEMA is ‘reinforcing faith’ in institutions.

One day after Hurricane Ian slammed Florida, Biden attended a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing in the state where he – rightfully so – praised government workers for their assistance in helping Floridians bear the effects of the storm.

However, the commander in chief uplifted the entire federal government in his praise to FEMA employees.

“Over the last six, eight, ten years, there’s been a loss in faith of government, and along the way it just keeps eroding because [people] wonder whether or not the institutions work,” Biden said at the FEMA headquarters

“You are reinforcing people’s faith in institutions….Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The recovery efforts are essential in communities hard-hit with significant damage, but do these efforts really mean the public now has a better trust for government institutions?

We no longer have to worry about the 87,000 IRS agents, the lockdowns that could come from health agencies at any time, or the FBI agents that could show up at any Trump supporter’s doorstep…. and it’s all thanks to FEMA.

Not so fast, Mr. President. 

Biden, who has held low approval ratings during his presidency, used the publicity to prop up his suffering administration in a state that has become well-known for its opposition to the administration’s ploy for power.

Over the course of his campaign and presidency, Biden has touted part of his agenda as restoring the people’s faith in government. At the same time, his speech from Independence Hall and his daily actions do anything but reinforce the idea that we have leaders that can be trusted.

Convention of States exists because we know the federal government can’t be trusted. If it could, all of our elected officials would be honest, transparent and accountable. 

We strive for a trustworthy government by pushing for term limits, a balanced budget and restrictions to the size and power of the government. When these topics become enacted through an Article V Convention of States, we will then be able to put a little more faith into our own government. 

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