Skip to comments.Pollster: Americans Are “Pre-Revolutionary”
Posted on 08/08/2011 11:51:03 AM PDT by maddog55
Amidst riots in central Europe that have now spread to London and a debt downgrade that threatens to plunge the United States into a double-dip recession, Americans lack of confidence in their leadership is so crippled that they are now pre-revolutionary, according to pollster Pat Caddell.
A new Rasmussen poll shows that just 17 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed, an all time low. This dovetails with a record low for Congress approval rating, which stands at a paltry 6 per cent, while 46 per cent of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt, with just 29% believing otherwise.
The number of voters who feel the government has the consent of the governed a foundational principle, contained in the Declaration of Independence is down from 23% in early May and has fallen to its lowest level measured yet, according to Rasmussen.
The poll was conducted before Fridays U.S. debt downgrade, indicating that the figures could be even more dire in the aftermath of what some analysts believe is a precursor to a new great depression.
The results of this survey indicate that Americans are now pre-revolutionary says pollster Pat Caddell, who described the outcome of the poll as unprecedented.
This conclusion follows Caddells observation last November that a sea of anger is churning amongst Americans who want to take their country back and that the nation stood on the brink of a pre-revolutionary moment.
(Excerpt) Read more at visiontoamerica.org ...
I thought the London riots were in response to the police shooting of a suspected gang member?
Our lack of confidence in our leadership is crippled? That doesn't make sense.
Present and accounted for...
You left out the copious application of tar and feathers.
Remember Lexington green didn’t turn out too well for the patriots.
Just give me a week’s notice so I can get more ammo and supplies. My family and I will go to the mountain, block the roads and dare the clown prince’s minions to approach.
Our forefathers are telling us what to do.
Agree, take out “lack of” and it makes more sense but I got the gist of it. I’m not an English major which for writing is more or less an opinion.
I’m ready. Full stocks on hand, totally mobile, and ready to do what is necessary to return the constitution and government to the people from the Supremes, The One and the Failed Congresses.
So your idea of patriotism is “run and hide?”
So your idea of patriotism is “run and hide?”
I don’t see much in the way of violent revolution, but I do see a lot of noncompliance and noncooperation with government. Stop lights only work if people cooperate.
All the more reason to start ramping up VIPR, federal SWAT teams, and finishing the federalization of local and state police forces.
Darn. Why couldn’t have happened earlier? Now I’m too old, too fat and too married.
But it won't be like the Euro-weenies.....
If you take a longer prospective Lexington Green worked out quite well for the patriots until 2008.
You left out the copious application of tar and feathers.
Not to mention the free ride out of town on a poorly trimmed pole.
I just released a book titled “Surviving Civil War II” that looks at what might develop. The conclusions you come to when you research something like this is that we are already in a Civil War but it won’t look like CWI in large part because of the Internet which will be new bloodless territory. This war is again over slavery, but in this case it is debt bondage of the working class and their young. The regime can’t count on the military, so they use proxy armies of illegals, union brownshirts, anarchists and criminals. Big propaganda war already in the media and Internet.
I think he meant to say that our "confidence" is crippled, and that would make sense. The reason people lack faith in their leaders is because those "leaders" won't leave them alone to live in peace and freedom. Instead of supporting our Constitution and promoting our nation's values, they choose to tax us abusively, spend our money wildly, feed the power of government obsessively - and then have the audacity to blame us for the results of what they are doing.
"Pre-revolutionary" is right.
well it is for me, since I walk with a cane and move about 1 mph on a good day.
Got hit by one of Obama’s voters who was texting while driving through a parking garage. she came around the corner and plowed right into me. Knocked me 30 feet. Funny thing was the Dr. in the emergency room said, “if you had been skinny, youde be dead now.” First time I ever heard that said...
[So your idea of patriotism is run and hide?]
That is likely the best strategy this time around. This will be a civil war that goes to the survivor - it will take decads. The welfare state is imploding, the working class will withdraw its support. You won’t be able to fight packs of animals, but you might be able to survive them if you hunker down.
Hey, I understand. No critic here.
....but you gotta admit, it does sound kinda hinky ;o)
I’m saying to use it as an example.
Milling around and trying to decide whether to obey the “disperse” command from the authorities is a good way to get massacred when someone makes a decision on his own.
Decide on an exact course of action BEFORE they get there, and carry it out when they do.
“..Congress approval rating, which stands at a paltry 6 per cent”
Yet the vast majority will be retained in the next election.
It doesn’t matter how much you hate your politician, as long as he can make you hate his opponent worse.
I’m in. Better than what we have now and where we are headed. I feel like a slave now.
You never read about how Carlos Hathcock and his spotter pinned down an entire company of NVA for more than a day?
Now THAT is American exceptionalism!
Just remember me if you need help with logistics.
What you see with that is that people hate other states’ congressmen but like their own, or don’t want to give up the power that “tenure” gives to congressmen.
Somehow, that system has to be shaken up.
And nobody ever suspects the fat old guy...
The left has their perfect “proxy army” in the urban youths that have been stampeded into “beat whitey” nights, etc.
They are perfect because they can be protected by the state without the state being implicated in their violence.
The original is from a fringe site called ‘Information Wars’ which is pretty much foilhat. That said, I do believe the productive middle and upper middle class are in a state of barely suppressed fury. A couple more years of BO and the slimy maneuverings of the permanent government Republicans could bring us to mass civil disobedience which does not mean mass non violence. If I worked for the feds I would start now and remove any objects of value or sentiment I had in my office or cubicle. EPA or IRS employees should be especially sensitive to what may come. DHS also.
quit yer bitchin.
Somebody’s gotta teach these youngins how to core out the ten ring!
Indeed it does sound hinky.I’m just screwed up like a mexican space shuttle..thats my problem.
Of course, if you give me about 20 minutes and let me get to my gun safe and help me load some magazines, then I’m like a real slow version of the punisher.
Been a legal gun carrier since 1991
IDPA shooter with a 1911
was on the winning end of an armed confrontation not once but TWICE in the past ten years and never had to kill anyone.
I’m a newspaper reporter and have been threatened by drug dealers Ive written about nine times in the past ten years.
BOOT the head of the DNC
But Concord and the long British retreat back to Boston were fabulous. Al Gore and his ilk who admire the "Arab Spring" should be careful what they wish for.
Kevin Costner’s “the postman”?
when those classes are talented, experienced, and successful enough to quote chapter and verse on how government “screwed the pooch” it’s kinda tough to shift the blame onto...those classes.
My idea of patriotism is ‘defend the constitution’.
More than anything else, the target for cloward and piven is the COTUS.
Progressives want to rule over us, and the COTUS simply stands in their way. The destruction of our society is intentional.
If you wish to be a free citizen, you’ll defend your constitution. If you wish to be a servant, you won’t.
The progressives have left us with only those two choices. There are no other choices.(Though, I suppose death is somewhere in the mix)
Time for the million (or more) car drive to Washington D.C. yet?
That’s like me. I’m a real fat version of Ron Jeremy! No, wait .... :-D
You are right. Someone’s using this to make a political point.
And basically saying that if you are peeved in a run-down economy...you ought to do some violence or fire-bombing.
I would hope that cooler and saner heads will rule.
I tried to post an article from infowars with the same title and poll results but it would not post. Got a message that infowars articles not accepted or wanted at FR. I did not know infowars was banned here, so I am curious as to why? As someone stated in this thread infowars is all tinfoil hat stuff, ok maybe that is why.
I respect FR and Jim and the reason why may help shape my thinking on infowars, I do read some articles there as this one that was linked from Drudgereports.
I've been saying the last week, that we will enter into the Second Great Depression followed by the Second American Revolution.
If you study history you will see there are very basic trends. Leadership by tyranny is only tolerated by the psycho drugged up left who will defend Obama no matter what.
And these are the grifters who are on welfare, medicare, food stamps, ect... I believe if you get "entitlements" you lose your right to vote, period end of story.
Are you sure that the person that hit you with the car did it by accident?
Some websites do not give FR the permission to post ANY articles. Even excerpts.
Obama now knows the military will Not fire on armed American Patriots. November 6, 2012 seems so far away. Yes, we'll wait - unless they draw first blood - or come after our guns.
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