groups outside of government. This includes the press, the justice system, and non-profits in addition to the elected political institutions like the government. Even the fiercest disagreements cannot be silenced by this. American society has been torn apart by many contentious issues, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, and the Financial Crisis of 2008. Every time, it was within its own institutions that a rebalancing and a new path forward were discovered.
As a friend of the United States, you may be perplexed by the widespread lack of faith in and suspicion of the impartiality of American institutions. Nothing like this has happened in our careers, and it’s concerning to think about where things might go from here.
It is important for America to maintain its moral authority, or soft power, so that it can continue to ease global tensions.
In Federalist No. 37, James Madison argued that “energy in government is essential to that security against external and internal danger and to that prompt and salutary execution of the law, which enter into the very definition of good government.” The United States needs to restore trust and transparency in its public institutions.
It needs to rebuild faith just as it did before and after the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Financial Crisis of 2008. And not just for the good of the United States of America; the world needs this.
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