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55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes
shtfplan.com ^ | 7-23-12 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 07/23/2012 5:51:39 PM PDT by dynachrome

If a major emergency happened in the United States, do you have faith that the government would take care of you? Amazingly, even after all of the examples to the contrary that we have seen in recent years, a solid majority of all Americans actually believe that the government will be there for them when things hit the fan. According to a new survey conducted by the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, 55 percent of Americans believe that the authorities will come to their rescue when disaster strikes.

-44 percent of all Americans do not have first-aid kits in their homes.

-48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up.

-53 percent of all Americans do not have a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes.

(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: disaster; governmenthelp; preppers
"All is well", trust your gov't.
1 posted on 07/23/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: Kartographer

Pretty ugly stats on the state of preparedness ping


2 posted on 07/23/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
The government is the greatest evil.

Liberals/democrats trust government and the politicians and gov bureaucrats. Wtf is wrong with you ,you stupid liberals , why do you trust government?

3 posted on 07/23/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: dynachrome

55% of people are deluded into thinking the government gives a hoot about them. 45% of the people just went to check their “stuff.” ;)


4 posted on 07/23/2012 5:57:11 PM PDT by madison10
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To: dynachrome
Yeah, the government will 'take care' of me all right... I prefer to not be subjected to their tender ministrations.

/johnny

5 posted on 07/23/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dynachrome
55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes

DUMBA$$E$!! $15 Trillion in debt isn't a disaster? 14% unemployment (the real number before Washington's manipulation) isn't a disaster? Huge future tax increases aren't a disaster? A government that consistently and monsterously lies to us isn't a disaster? Folks...we are already there, but far too many are too stupid to realize it!!

6 posted on 07/23/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: dynachrome

55% of the country is screwed should the SHTF..


7 posted on 07/23/2012 6:04:26 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: dynachrome

wonder how many have any cash/gold/silver on hand should things really get bad...


8 posted on 07/23/2012 6:07:20 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: dynachrome

I have no problem believing that during a disaster our levels of government will help me.

I’m just not going to make that Plan A!


9 posted on 07/23/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: dynachrome

I am certain the government will be delighted to take care of me.

As long as “taking care of me” involves a trench and a bulldozer.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 6:09:03 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1280 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: dynachrome; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


11 posted on 07/23/2012 6:09:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dynachrome

Take “If Disaster Strikes” out of the headline and you get a more acurate statement. Way too many Americans are adult children who want a Mommy & Daddy Government to take care of them so they don’t have to support themselves or prepare for emergencies. A nation of sheep who sit passively with their hands out if a terrorist strikes or if a natural disaster strikes or if they haven’t prepared for their retirement or pretty much anything else. The Welfare State has destroyed self-sufficiency in this country.


12 posted on 07/23/2012 6:09:27 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: dynachrome

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become thier‘serf’. Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Now anyone thinking that prepping is foolish ask you what’s easier telling your children and loved ones why you prepared or explaining to them why you didn’t?

But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8

But then someone has to stand on the bridge waiting for FEMA to bring them a bottle of water, an MRE and a warm blanket so as to provide the Network Anchors their background ‘Money Shot’. I wonder how that will workout for them?

Face it we’ve kicked the financial can so far down the road that we are running out of road and the can which was once the size of a soda can is now the size of an oil drum (Try kicking that!)

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


13 posted on 07/23/2012 6:10:47 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dynachrome

I went through Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi. The first people to show up were the Salvation Army, Red Cross and the tree trimming scammers from Florida (who charged $5,000+ per home) and later Baptist and Catholic Charities, etc. The National Guard were much later and only had water and ice. Later, other church and similar groups appeared. Government took weeks and months.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: dynachrome
55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes

I'm guessing that coincides with the percentage of people who believe 0bama will pay their utility bills, and the percentage that are total MORONS.

15 posted on 07/23/2012 6:11:40 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Fledermaus

Exactly. Always consider any kind of government help as a “bonus.”


16 posted on 07/23/2012 6:11:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dynachrome

I hate to say it, but when TSHTF for real. . . this will be a good thing, in the long term view. The gene pool NEEDS some chlorine every now and then. . . .

Mind you, it’s going to severely suck for those who WERE prepared, if they’re living in the middle of a bunch of grasshoppers. . . .


17 posted on 07/23/2012 6:19:11 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I also consider the logisitics. A million meals in a warehouse does no good if the supply routes are blocked.


18 posted on 07/23/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Kartographer
Even after 4000 years having the government control your food always ends in the same way with you trading your freedom for bread:

Genesis 47:19
Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
19 posted on 07/23/2012 6:33:35 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Salgak

Thank God for Guns:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMQzxvrlvk4


20 posted on 07/23/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess they didn’t use the AF for Katrina. I was stationed at Keesler (Biloxi) during Hurricane Camille. They had us on all kinds of off-base details afterwards, helping with cleanup, stocking supplies and donated stuff, etc.


21 posted on 07/23/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: dynachrome
Yep. The govt. will take good care of us. Just report to your designated FEMA safehaven, and wait for the next bus to arrive...
superdomekatrina
22 posted on 07/23/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dynachrome
I believe the government will take care of us.

Like they would take care of any problem.

They haven't invested billions in concentration camps, guns and ammunition for nothing.


23 posted on 07/23/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: cableguymn
wonder how many have any cash/gold/silver on hand should things really get bad...

I would like to have a stash of precious metals. Especially as a way of preserving any extra wealth I might have after life sustaining prep needs are met.

But food, garden seeds, tools (including guns), ammo, clothing and equipment, toilet paper, etc. come first.

These items can not only meet our own needs, but their intrinsic value can make them better than money or gold in a serious SHTF scenario.

I think of the relative value to a hungry family of the last 50 pounds of beans as compared to 50 pounds of gold.


24 posted on 07/23/2012 7:01:12 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: cableguymn
wonder how many have any cash/gold/silver on hand should things really get bad...

I would like to have a stash of precious metals. Especially as a way of preserving any extra wealth I might have after life sustaining prep needs are met.

But food, garden seeds, tools (including guns), ammo, clothing and equipment, toilet paper, etc. come first.

These items can not only meet our own needs, but their intrinsic value can make them better than money or gold in a serious SHTF scenario.

I think of the relative value to a hungry family of the last 50 pounds of beans as compared to 50 pounds of gold.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 7:01:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Iron Munro
"I think of the relative value to a hungry family of the last 50 pounds of beans as compared to 50 pounds of gold."

Oops. That reminds me of something I've neglected to include with my preps. Life could get grim without it...
Beano
26 posted on 07/23/2012 7:09:35 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dynachrome

I believe the Gov’t will take care of itself first.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 7:19:06 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: The Sons of Liberty

” I’m guessing that coincides with the percentage of people who believe 0bama will pay their utility bills, and the percentage that are total MORONS.”

You mean given another four years he wont?


28 posted on 07/23/2012 7:27:47 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: The Sons of Liberty

” I’m guessing that coincides with the percentage of people who believe 0bama will pay their utility bills, and the percentage that are total MORONS.”

You mean given another four years he wont?


29 posted on 07/23/2012 7:28:25 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: PowderMonkey
Oops. That reminds me of something I've neglected to include with my preps. Life could get grim without it [Beano]...

Whadayaknow!

The container was mislabled - It's actually rice.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 7:29:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: dynachrome
Yea. Stand in line without any police protection like LA. where the thugs
were sizing up everyone on whether they had anything of value.

The Chaos will be murderous, literally. The police will be home protecting
their families first.

31 posted on 07/23/2012 7:50:25 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Iron Munro
Rice’O. Give your rice that magical toot.
32 posted on 07/23/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: PowderMonkey
Just report to your designated FEMA safehaven, and wait for the next bus to arrive...

Can't say how I know but post Katrina when they were trying move people out of NOLA, they were throwing them on jets. Word had gotten around that most of NOLA was headed to Houston so that became THE place to go. A few of the plane loads went into revolt when it was announced that they were headed for any other city so the powers that be in DHS lied to every planeload that their destination was Houston until they were in the air. Then and only then was their real destination announced. The instant that they set foot upon that "free govmint airplane ride" they gave up control of their own life.

Quick side note: A Discovery channel show "Colony" from a few years back put a group of strangers together in a staged biological disaster. The scenario was that the govt sent this group to a place that was to be stocked with all of the basics. Of course it has next to nothing. This is shocking departure from most Discovery shows in that that show the colonists that the govt cannot help them when TSHTF. Yet at near the end of experiment when the colonists have fashioned a functioning way of life with what they have "the fake FEDS" send a car in with room for only two colonists to be moved to a "facility" that is supposedly decent. Only one black lady out of about ten remaining colonists would go with the FEDS. The others had seen the light and elected to stay with what they had built with their own hands.

Oh and BTW it is amazing that building is still in use. I was sure that it would need a good nuking after what went on in there.

33 posted on 07/23/2012 8:13:49 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: dynachrome

I have such confidence in the government that I have a closet full of canned goods, a couple of hundred pounds of rice, pounds of salt and sugar, a safe full of guns and ammo, etc, etc. I am also on my last week of EMT school because I know the governemnt will be there if someone close to me has a medical problem during a catastrophe.


34 posted on 07/23/2012 8:14:09 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Iron Munro

I was looking at them as barter items..

Me, I have a small stash of that stuff.

Food and other goods I am well stocked just because we buy in bulk and my wife is an extreme couponer..

Other barter items I know I’ll never run out of..

I can fix anything. I can drive anything. I am an electronics wiz. 2 way radios is no problem. I have a 400 gallon per day RO/DI filter with cases of filters. (left over from my fish store.. I still use it for my fish tank) although mainly pointless while on grid I have enough solar panels to create 15 amps of 110V when the sun it shining.

I can live off the land if I need to.

If the SHTF I have family with land far enough north of here to be safe. If it’s a big eff’n fan I can and will survive in the boundary waters.

be sure your seeds are not genetically modified.. many of those only last one season.


35 posted on 07/23/2012 8:18:14 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: dynachrome

“”All is well”, trust your gov’t.”

All is well, I trust God, and he says ‘Be Prepared’.


36 posted on 07/23/2012 8:20:14 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: null and void

They will be more than happy to take care of you.

You will just have to turn in your guns, if you have any.


37 posted on 07/23/2012 8:27:12 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kartographer
Ahhh that tiniest of words......IF. Ambiguous enough to keep the 55% asleep and comforted with the normalcy bias. Don't have to prepare for ifs in America because if something happens, someone else SHOULD be there to help. It would only be fair, right?

I will plan for the WHEN. It is then that the fair minded will realize their folly, and immediately become unfair. Thanks for being the sentry on the hill Kart.

38 posted on 07/23/2012 8:31:49 PM PDT by Kudsman (Repeal the 17th, restore the Republic.)
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To: dynachrome

The standards here are appallingly low. This is not formal prepping, it’s basic life management. A first-aid kit in the home, at least some emergency supplies, a 3 day supply of nonperishable food and water in their homes? I had all three literally on the day I moved into my first shared apartment with a roommate - just in case of snow, storms, or other unexpected problems.


39 posted on 07/23/2012 8:36:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I went through Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi.

You were lucky to be in Mississippi. In New Orleans most of the cops deserted and the exalted mayor, Ray Nagin, watched all his school buses fill up with water rather than use them to evacuate citizens. I won't even start on what went on in the Super Dome. And how come nobody bothered to pull the city's disaster plan out of the file cabinet? Oh yeah, now I remember, they were already blaming it on George Bush after they had rebuffed his timely offer of assistance the day prior to Katrina making landfall.

40 posted on 07/23/2012 8:41:43 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: lovesdogs
The just thought that: "The others had seen the light and elected to stay with what they had built with their own hands."

The Government men will set them straight about how they didn't build it without government help.
41 posted on 07/23/2012 8:46:44 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dynachrome

55 percent of Americans just agreed to cannibalism, because that’s what it will resort to, if they trust the government to feed them in a real crisis.

I have seen people assault the mailman simply because he was late bringing “da check”. Imagine how those people will be when there is no check coming ever agains...


42 posted on 07/23/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: cableguymn

Boundary waters? Maybe you could smuggle out US citizens (and their stuff) out through Lake of the Woods via the NW angle in a SHTF scenario and US lockdown.


43 posted on 07/23/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: grumpygresh

if canada would take um. but honestly.. if the SHTF that bad.. If they take us, we’re not coming back for more.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 9:10:48 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: immadashell

Even the people without cars in NOLA could’ve WALKED to Arkansas with all the warning they had! I wanted to drive up to Iowa and stay with relatives, but my elderly mother wouldn’t leave her home so I stayed with her.


45 posted on 07/23/2012 9:35:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kartographer

I am reminded of the first, and ultimate Prepper:

Noah.


46 posted on 07/23/2012 11:14:20 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: dynachrome

I see this every time a hurricane comes through our area. All bottled water and food (except frozen and it is in piles behind grocery stores rotting in the heat) and batteries and gasoline is gone in two days before power goes out.

There is not enough for everyone when they all buy at once. One would think they would store some food for these times, but they don’t.

When my gas tank hits half full, I fill it up and I don’t have to go to stores for water and food with the mob just before the hurricane comes.

Do all these people think FEMA trucks with water and food are going to be on their street and they just walk outside and it’s there? What happens when their batteries die and they have used up their candles if they have any? FEMA doesn’t provide light for their house or a way to cook whatever kind of food they could find.

My county is large in miles and there are over 300,000 people within those miles. FEMA cannot feed that many people spread over many miles. This is deer country and Bambi would be dead very soon. Most everyone has a rifle and hand gun. Even though 95% of these people are Republicans, they are also Bubba’s and will provide for their family one way or another.

That is the reason I will sink into the woodwork so I won’t be noticed if there is a long lasting disaster.


47 posted on 07/23/2012 11:44:46 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: Democrat_media

They trust the government out of laziness and self-imposed inferiority.

Trusting the gov’t is easier and less scary than relying on yourself.


48 posted on 07/24/2012 6:58:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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