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CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
CNN ^ | 26 Feb., 2010 | logic 'n reason

Posted on 02/26/2010 7:04:42 AM PST by Logic n' Reason

A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cnn; federal; government; harmful
"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
1 posted on 02/26/2010 7:04:42 AM PST by Logic n' Reason
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To: Logic n' Reason

Not large enough, scary. Take back our schools!!!!


2 posted on 02/26/2010 7:05:55 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

They are being exposed to unfettered Socialism at work.


3 posted on 02/26/2010 7:07:04 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Logic n' Reason

An endangerment finding by the people.


4 posted on 02/26/2010 7:08:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Logic n' Reason
From a small city close to Knoxville...


5 posted on 02/26/2010 7:08:51 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Logic n' Reason

Been saying this for awhile.. “I ..... do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.....

The domestic enemy is Government...


6 posted on 02/26/2010 7:13:42 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
". . . But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

Underline and italics mine.

7 posted on 02/26/2010 7:14:07 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Socialists out of Congress, Islam, illegals, Marxists out of the U.S.!

= good start.


8 posted on 02/26/2010 7:15:28 AM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: GoCards; wintertime

Take back our schools!!!!

Government education is unreformable. It would be better to say: “Take back our children!”


9 posted on 02/26/2010 7:18:19 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: GoCards

Just walk away. Let them die. They are bad for your children. Your children’s intellect, foundational skills, ethics, morals and philosophy.

Why go? For a sport team? So kids can be socialized as hyper sexual, anti capitalist, anti patriotic mindless socialist consumer worker drones?


10 posted on 02/26/2010 7:18:45 AM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: Leisler; GoCards; wintertime
It is surely about schools, and the kids, and the partents of the kids.

But it is about so much more.

11 posted on 02/26/2010 7:22:05 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I think we’re winning


12 posted on 02/26/2010 7:29:33 AM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Logic n' Reason

But it is about so much more.

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Well...Yes, but those problems are more superficial.

Fundamentally, everything good or bad grows from the seeds planted in the morality and the culture of the people. The morality and culture are a product of the education of its children.


13 posted on 02/26/2010 7:30:41 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: GoCards
Not large enough, scary. Take back our schools!!!!
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You are on the right track. Yes, the fact that children since the mid-1800s have been educated in socialist-model government schools has created the problem.

But...”Taking back the schools” isn’t the answer. The government schools must be abolished.

14 posted on 02/26/2010 7:31:17 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: All

The Autocratic Socialists (brilliantly displayed by Obama’s Summit arrogance) have opened up a can of worms they’ll never be able to close.

Their day is coming to an end.


15 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:09 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: GoCards

I don’t want us to take back our schools.

I want to liberate our children.


16 posted on 02/26/2010 7:33:14 AM PST by agrarianlady
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To: HangnJudge

“The bigger the government the smaller the citizen.”


17 posted on 02/26/2010 7:36:01 AM PST by onedoug
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To: rae4palin
I think we're winning.

". . . all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."

Question: when will the evils become unsufferable?
And will it then be too late?

18 posted on 02/26/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: agrarianlady
I want to liberate our children.

Liberate them to what? How?

19 posted on 02/26/2010 7:37:04 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I would love to choose my child’s school. That’s all.


20 posted on 02/26/2010 7:37:51 AM PST by agrarianlady
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To: agrarianlady
I would love to choose my child’s school. That’s all.

What is preventing you from doing so? Have you gone over to the home of your local school board member and let them know this? How about your local govt. representative?

As "Tip" O'Neal once said - all {real} government is local.

21 posted on 02/26/2010 7:39:51 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: agrarianlady
I would love to choose my child’s school. That’s all.

You have a choice! You don't have to send your kids to Publik Edumakashun. ... If it ain't workin' for you, "Do Something Else!"

22 posted on 02/26/2010 7:40:48 AM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

23 posted on 02/26/2010 7:41:17 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

I love the cartoon....but it does kind of hurt in a very viceral way, yes?


24 posted on 02/26/2010 7:42:26 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: combat_boots

25 posted on 02/26/2010 7:44:58 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Yes. Soldier on. Our guys need us.
26 posted on 02/26/2010 7:49:25 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: rae4palin
...only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

Only? Nice try to spin, CNN. They really think people are so stupid. While the "only" may be to modify the 37% of Dems the sentence is constructed to read that a solid majority of voters believe that government is a danger to their basic individual rights.

27 posted on 02/26/2010 7:56:01 AM PST by torchthemummy (No Obama: Not Because He's Black But Because He's Red)
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To: combat_boots
The many speeches by all stripe of politician invoking "the American people" as the sacred source of political power have taken on a mocking ring for many of us.
"The People! The People is a great beast!" (A. Hamilton)
"It has become an operating maxim; survival in office requires a political strategy for herding "the beast" in harmless directions or deflecting it from serious matters it may not understand. Now and then, to the general dismay of political office holders and elites, Hamilton's "beast" breaks loose and tramples the civility of the regular order. . . " (from W. Greider's "Who Will Tell the People")

Do the "tea parties" in their purest form ring true here?

And has the "Tea Party" movement been co-opted by those "political entities and elites" when they stand before us and with their hand at their vest, pronounce the movement as "good for the American People"?

Will the "American People" remain awake, or be yet again be mis-directed or deflected from what needs to be done?

28 posted on 02/26/2010 7:57:30 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Been saying pretty much this on another thread this morning. Especially the ‘’it is the right of the people to alter it or abolish it and institute new government’’ part and been getting slammed for it.


29 posted on 02/26/2010 8:04:06 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish
". . . and been getting slammed for it.

The "radicals" (1765 - 1775) faced the same thing. As a percentage of the total population, they represented less than .01%. The other 99.9% either didn't even know or care about "independence" from Great Britian, or were dead set against it.

The 0.01% won.....because they were right.

30 posted on 02/26/2010 8:11:17 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Travis McGee

R2/CW2??


31 posted on 02/26/2010 8:14:07 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Thank you. It’s never easy to be in a minority of thought. The hurdles the Founders faced would have daunted anyone but they hung in there.


32 posted on 02/26/2010 8:19:08 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish
The hurdles the Founders faced would have daunted anyone but they hung in there.

"Founders" indeed! They were "scribblers", printers, silversmiths, politicians, and a host of other occupations. Some were English, some not.

They created without knowing - until the very last minute - what exactly it was they were creating.

Once the "die was caste", they had little choice but to proceed...or be captured then hung for treason.

Quite an "encourager", no?

33 posted on 02/26/2010 9:02:06 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Yes. It’s called “Crossing the Rubicon’’.


34 posted on 02/26/2010 1:03:16 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Wow, that’s pretty big news ... seems to be being buried.

I guess those Tea Partiers were on to something, right Nancy/Reid/Obama ?


35 posted on 02/26/2010 1:47:51 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Logic n' Reason
“Will the “American People” remain awake, or be yet again be misdirected or deflected from what needs to be done?”

One, well said, all of this post and the one after it. I was beginning to think most all were sheep. And because of that I also believe they will be deflected as soon as they feel appeased. Our once great country is broken from the floor up and few will be willing to take that on....

36 posted on 02/26/2010 4:12:10 PM PST by Fyscat (USMC Combat Vet)
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