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Kopp Column: Americans Don't Trust Their Government

Kopp Column: Americans Don't Trust Their Government

Not only are humans fallible, they are untrusting.  If humans trusted one another, they’d exist peacefully in a society without government.  This is not new.  More than 200 years ago,  Thomas Paine wrote: “The strength of one man is unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude that he is soon

Kopp Column: Our Government Is Operating As Though It Has No Constitution

Do you believe in a literal interpretation? Of what, you ask. Your grocery list? Your bank account? Your instructions to your children? The Bible? The Constitution? Division in the world’s big three faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) can be traced to how members of each division view their holy writ (The Torah, The Bible, The

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