The Language Of The People

According to a new Gallup poll, Americans believe that government is the #1 problem in America today.

Not jobs.

Not wars.

Think about this staggering accusation.

Now think about all the things we depend on the government for. Jobs that get done, reliably, by people who actually do care.

Is it possible that people hate on government because we don't communicate well?

I think so. I think it's very likely.

We may blame screwups but even screwups can be explained in honest simple terms. And they should have reasonable consequences.

Government should speak in the language of the people. 

Not at them, not around them.

Say it plain and clear and in terms that average people understand and appreciate. 

It is such a basic principle. It is not rocket science.

We ought to keep it in mind.

All opinions my own. Photo by me.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.