A Short Comment on Current Events

I was a kid when when Watergate happened and although pretty young, followed along as people were indicted and a president resigned (and let us not forgot the VP who resigned before him due to tax evasion charges). My brother and sister were the age my own children are now. For our whole generation, faith in the executive branch was lost. I’m quite sure that my children’s generation, people now in their early 20s, will have no faith in the judicial branch. After all, why should they. That event 45 years ago, this event now (not to mention the whole 2000 and 2016 election debacles) weaken our institutions of government, perhaps to the point of breaking.

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Supreme Court Undergoing Renovation. Photo by Jonathunder, GFDL 1.2

About lindaessig

Linda Essig is director of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, including its award-winning arts entrepreneurship program, Pave: http://pave.asu.edu The opinions expressed on creativeinfrastructure are her own and not those of ASU. You can follow her on twitter @LindaInPhoenix and "like" the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at http://www.facebook.com/pages/pave-program-in-arts-entrepreneurship/386328970101 Find Pave's journal, Artivate, at http://artivate.org
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