Politicians hurt our democracy. It’s why so many of us feel that voting is useless. We’ve lost trust that the person we choose is really the person they are showing in public and that they’ll do they promised to do.
I mean, there are even sites ranking politician according to the worst liar. We acknowledge the low standards our democracies have become used to. Unfortunately, we have grown to have a high tolerance for lying politician.
Mistrust of our leaders is compounded of late by an avalanche of misinformation campaigns as an attack on free press. It is also why supporting free press is incredibly important. We need people who report the truth and reveal lies.