This is a great short lecture, watch it through. It is from washingtonsblog.com via zerohedge.com:
A Higher Percentage of Americans Believed in King George During the Revolutionary War than Believe in Congress TodayInfluential Harvard and Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig noted in a must-watch speech last week that polls show that only 11% of the American people have confidence in Congress.
He notes that more people believed in King George at the time of the Revolutionary War than believe in congress today.
Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20% of the white population of the colonies were Loyalists
Why do so few Americans today believe in our government? Because the government is serving the giant corporations and the ultra-wealthy, and not Main Street and the common American. And see this.