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Baby Boomers vs Presidential Scandals There has always been a certain amount of cynicism about politics and political parties in America Cynicism is especially aroused during scandals such as the Watergate scandal in the mid-1970s and the recent Clinton Sex Scandal of 1999 During these scandals people began to express several emotions Some people accede with such scandals because it gives them a since of authority and security Now in their minds they are placed at the same level as their leader because of the leaders fault If the president can do it so can we On the other hand some people begin to doubt the ability of their leaders to be leaders and become more cynical about politics as a whole Baby boomers those born in the 1960s and 1970s are a group of people who to this day still carry a cynicism toward politics Cynicism in politics began many years ago Distrust of the government versus the rights and freedoms of those being governed is what brought about the break down from England two hundred years ago Our forefathers thought that political greed would lead to anarchy and recommended that there be three branches of government Thus emerged the executive legislative and judicial bodies of government The baby boomers cynicism about politics began at a very young age as many experienced the family and political breakdown of the 1960s These changes in the belief that the government was for the people occurred during and after the Vietnam War For the first time in Americas history the question on the minds of parents of the boomers centered around What are we fighting for and Why are our leaders calling this war merely a conflict After the conflict ended it wasnt clear that a battle had been won Many baby boomers watched fathers and uncles come home if they had survived that were both physically and mentally maimed for life Baby
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