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CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
CNN ^ | 26 February, 2010 | CNN

Posted on 02/27/2010 4:52:36 AM PST by marktwain

Edited on 02/27/2010 5:41:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.


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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: citizens; constitution; government; rights
Only 56% of citizens agree with one of the basic founding principles of our nation? The leftists have done an amazing job of convincing 44% of citizens that black is white.
1 posted on 02/27/2010 4:52:36 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Thus it has always been. Liberty's worst enemy is always government -- and never more so than when government is captured by a group of aspiring social-fascists. The only incursion the Obamunists have yet to attempt against freedom is against the right to keep and bear arms. I suppose the Supreme Court has made that a bit difficult for them.

Freedom, Wealth, and Peace,
Francis W. Porretto
Eternity Road

2 posted on 02/27/2010 5:20:13 AM PST by fporretto (This tagline is programming you in ways that will not be apparent for years. Forget! Forget!)
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To: marktwain

FINALLY, I’m in the majority of some poll!


3 posted on 02/27/2010 5:34:07 AM PST by mek1959
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To: marktwain

The left has done a great job of teaching to the general Population that:

1) All rights are granted by the Government
2) Government knows best on ones personal choices
3) Profit equals greed
4) Government creates wealth and jobs
5) Social Security is broke because of the GOP
6) Deficits were caused by Ronald Reagan
7) Islam is the Religion of Peace
8) Diversity is stronger than unity
9) Equality and fairness of wealth eliminate conflict
10) All the problems in the world are created by the USA.

Feel free to add


4 posted on 02/27/2010 5:34:34 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: fporretto

That means that 44% are employed by the government or receiving entitlements from the government.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 5:41:17 AM PST by albie
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To: marktwain

If CNN does not get on board with the rest of our nation, then they are going down in flames. Maybe they know this, and it’s why we are beginning to see cracks in the State Run media over there.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 6:16:04 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You forgot that snow in Florida is a sign of global warming.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 6:44:10 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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If I may overstate the obvious, “ Government will take care of itself first, whatever benifits we get will be rationed out of the leftovers” whatever that might be.


8 posted on 02/27/2010 7:49:43 AM PST by blastdad51 (Typical middle-aged white patriot.)
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To: marktwain
Not just a threat, it is already happening. In addition, our government today has reached the point where it is very dangerous and destructive. This process has been going on for years.

01. 15+million unemployed.
02. A National debt so huge it is beyond comprehension.
03. Rules, regulations and laws that handcuff the private sector from starting new businesses and creating jobs.
04. Many rules, etc. that keep us from dicussing problems. If we do, it may be a crime.
05. Many programs like Social Security and Medicare that are at the point of being ‘unfundable’as currently framed.
06. Programs in process that could make the financial situation and job problem even worse. Examples, new health care bill and cap & trade bill.
07. A body politic that for years has spent and spent and spent causing inflation that devalued our earnings and savings.(a dollar today is worth about 5cents compared to a 1920’s dollar).

Some are upset when others say there is no difference between Democrat’s and Republican’s. That is, in many areas not true. But, when it comes to finances they are alike. Deficit spending and earmarks, and a larger more expensive government are trademarks of both parties. It this was not true, why are we in our current financial mess? Both poliical groups have taken turns in this.

And, unless and until, one Party (some Party) says enough is enough and begins to conduct the affairs of government in a wise financial manner as would any prudent individual or family manage it’s finances we will never find the road back to sanity.

9 posted on 02/27/2010 8:28:04 AM PST by mulligan
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The federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

How can you even disagree with that, when it's a statement of fact?

10 posted on 02/27/2010 12:20:45 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners!! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail!! The Totalitarians are in charge!!)
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The progessives have been in charge of the schools for many years.
11 posted on 02/27/2010 12:59:57 PM PST by marktwain
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ALL acts, ‘’laws’’ of the fed/guv should be curtailed until congress can re-pass some and sunset them, and kill the others. There should be no pension benefits for two terms or less in Congress. No 3rd term until one has been out of office 1 term, them limited pensio can be accrued.


12 posted on 02/27/2010 2:56:57 PM PST by Waco (Wanna buy an FBI file,,,See Hillary, she's got 900 of them.)
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