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Poll: 61% of College-Age Students Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives
CNS News ^ | May 8, 2013 | Adam Tragone

Posted on 05/09/2013 8:53:54 AM PDT by Arcy

In a survey launched by Young America's Foundation and conducted by the polling company, Kellyanne Conway, Inc., more than 60 percent of college-age students feel that government should not take an active role in their day-to-day-lives, and half of respondents believe that the federal government is mostly hurting economic recovery.

If history teaches us anything, a lower tax rate, less spending, and less regulation is the recipe for success. When President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act in 1981, 20 million jobs were created, inflation plummeted, and net worth of families earning between $20,000 and $50,000 increased by nearly 30 percent. Right now, our government seems content with the unemployment rate hovering around 8% and a drastically reduced work force. That's unsustainable and unacceptable.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; college; freedom; generationy; government; libertarians; youthvote
Finally, young people are starting to figure some things out.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 8:53:54 AM PDT by Arcy
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To: Arcy

Still, one wonders after they’ve got two or three years worth of loans under their belts if they’ll feel similarly.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 8:56:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Arcy

Young people need to hear directly from another view point. They don’t get it from school, media, entertainment, or the narrow messaging that gets filtered to them from politicians. Our side should be out speaking on campuses and targeting messages to them 24/7. Until we do, we have problems.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 8:58:24 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Arcy

RE: Poll: 61% of College-Age Students Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives

What about helping them pay their college tuition??


4 posted on 05/09/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Arcy

Wanting government out of our lives was the impetus behind the hippie movement of the 60s. Ain’t it funny that so many of those free souls now believe in government controlling everything cradle to grave?


5 posted on 05/09/2013 8:59:49 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

RE: Poll: 61% of College-Age Students Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives

What about helping them pay their college tuition??


They want the freedom but not the responsibility. Many conservatives here would say these same words until you take something away from them.................


6 posted on 05/09/2013 9:00:55 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Gaffer

“Still, one wonders after they’ve got two or three years worth of loans under their belts if they’ll feel similarly.

Your right, they will feel worse with big government debt on their back.

The sad irony this is the generation that will most feel this burden and probably pass much of it on to their children as well. We must teach constitutionalism.

We must arm our kids with the knowledge of Constitutional law (limits) in government that were once the tools used to protect them from theses evils. They must know enough to bring back theses limits, or recreate them when they should fall completely.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 9:01:53 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: PeterPrinciple

We nonetheless have here the potential seeds of a Constitutional revival. We must not fail to take advantage of it in the decades to come.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 9:04:54 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Arcy
Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives

But they're perfectly fine with government getting into everybody else's lives.

9 posted on 05/09/2013 9:05:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

“What about helping them pay their college tuition??”

More and more of our generation are questioning the value of that tuition collage is grossly over prices and frankly overvalued.

Moving away from public univerisitys and towards more practical Tech Schools and more competitive online schooling is the future.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 9:07:19 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: dfwgator

“”Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives”

But they’re perfectly fine with government getting into everybody else’s lives.”

This is true but you must remember theses people do not yet live in the real world. They Know nothing of how government really hurts people. But they will someday sooner or later. We must see to it that they understand what they see.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Arcy

Except when it comes to giving them things. Any reasonable person knows that government has necessary functions, but too many think of it as the first recourse in times of trouble or need. Ask the average person (young person) who they think should help them if they have a problem, and I’ll bet a good number will say “the government”. Time was we looked to ourselves, or if that wasn’t enough perhaps family and friends, to help us out if we were in need. Nowadays too often “the government” has taken those places.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Arcy
Poll: 61% of College-Age Students Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives

Too bad their parents and grandparents didn't.

13 posted on 05/09/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: ilgipper
Young people need to hear directly from another view point.

But they do ...


14 posted on 05/09/2013 9:12:34 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Arcy

Hallelujiah. I pray this is true. Even if it is, I pray they have some impact as voters over all the illegals that are about to become legal under the next amnesty.

We are already past the tipping point of makers vs. takers. I hope there are enough of these kids to move us back under the tipping point.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Arcy

Wow! They are finally seeing the light? Amazing!

Now if they’d just chunk some of the uber-liberal professors, they just might have a chance!


16 posted on 05/09/2013 9:40:21 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Baynative

I have long thought it puzzling that those who were hippies and leftists of the 60s wanted government out of their lives, yet now they embrace total government control.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 9:49:43 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Arcy

They haven’t been completely dumbed down, except they will probably vote for Democrats because they think liberals are liberating.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Gaffer

Sooooo......61% didn’t vote for Obama?


19 posted on 05/09/2013 10:13:23 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Arcy
more than 60 percent of college-age students feel that government should not take an active role in their day-to-day-lives, and half of respondents believe that the federal government is mostly hurting economic recovery.

Then why did you young'uns vote for the MARXIST?

20 posted on 05/09/2013 10:16:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Actually, I don’t know and I’ll be the first to admit it.

We see and read nearly every day about ‘this voter thinks’ or ‘[whatever] voter’ thinks from what many call the ‘MSM’. We (here at FR, at least) ALSO read and see from other sources.

Conservative history tells us (me, at least) the MSM always lies if it falls on the Republican, or Conservative side.

So, the actual question for me is (rightly or wrongly). From what source did this story originate.....paranoid, huh?

My inkling is those students with worthwhile degrees never borrowed that much to start with, AND, they feel better about their future ability to pay off whatever needed loans


21 posted on 05/09/2013 10:19:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

” My inkling is those students with worthwhile degrees never borrowed that much to start with”

Interesting take, Gaffer.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 10:25:46 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: ExCTCitizen
Then why did you young'uns vote for the MARXIST?

Pack/herd mentality. They are literally doing what everyone else tells them they're doing. Obama was a "cool" president. He was a hipster. He talked their language.

The problem is that when it comes to policy, Obama never spoke a word of truth. His platform was like the girl running for school board president in middle school. "We're going to have more soda choices in the soda machines! We're going to get approval to have more time between classes! We're going to make it easier for you to lock up your bikes in the bike yard with FREE BIKE LOCKS FOR EVERYONE!"

And then there's the rub. When that person gets into that office on those promises, they find out that not only do things not work that way, it's all an illusion. Smoke and mirrors. They try to back pedal, but it never works. As such, those promises wind up broken.

But then, you never hear about students talking about "the good old days." They don't talk about how there used to be seven periods and not six. They don't talk about how the bike lockup was so safe that it was just a patch of dirt they would park their bikes in, locks weren't necessary. That sort of thing gets people wondering, "What changed?"

We need to change and tailor the message. Tell students that just 30 years ago, the tax rate was X%. The price of gas was $Y. That our Senators were elected by state representatives, not the popular vote. That the President didn't have the authority to unilaterally declare war against a sovereign nation. The problem is that today's kids think that we got where we are because of how we are as a nation. They don't realize that socialism destroyed us. That Communism has failed. They don't know, because they aren't taught the truth in schools. As such, they've become the good little Communists they were raised to be by the schools that got them to the point of idiocy they're at. Until we tell kids how it COULD be and that the mechanisms exist in our Constitution to do it, they'll continue to think it's hopeless. They'll continue to think that "Hope and Change" is a workable business model.

23 posted on 05/09/2013 10:29:47 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Arcy; All
All that students need to do to keep unconstitionally big federal government out of their lives is to get up to speed with about two pages worth of reference material consisting of constitutional statutes and a few excerpts from some Supreme Court opinions. Consider the following stuff from a post that I made in a related thread.

College students need to get themselves up to speed with the Founding States' division of federal and state government powers evidenced by the Constitution's Section 8 of Article I, Article V and the 10th Amendment.

In fact, Judge Andrew Napolitano will read Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution to you which is essentially the first of the two pages.

Judge Napolitano & the Constitution

College students also need to be aware that justices who actually respected 10th Amendment-protected state powers had officially clarified that the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, but which Congress could do if the states delegated such power to Congress by ratifying an appropriate amendment to the Constitution.

And here are the healthcare-related excerpts from Court opinions which have been previously posted.

"State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress (emphases added)." --Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

"Inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description, as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state (emphasis added) and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c., are component parts of this mass." --Justice Barbour, New York v. Miln, 1837.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously (emphasis added) beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 10:30:47 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Arcy
I think that the basic poll question is seriously flawed. I'd be willing to guess that the majority of today's youth would see "essential services" as including such things as entitlement programs, universal medical care, student loan programs, economic stimulus packages, and a host of other liberal policies. I bet most of them who want government out of their lives are thinking in social, not economic, terms. They don't want the government controlling their behavior in the social arena. They don't want the government telling them what to do with an unwanted child, what gender of person they can marry, what recreational substances they can legally use, what they can watch in any media, or anything which restricts their libertine lifestyles.

I'd be careful about reading a conservative message into the results. I think they are probably more supportive of a libertarian message.

25 posted on 05/09/2013 10:38:07 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: Arcy

But still they overwhelmingly vote democrat. That is because their idea of government intervention is different than ours. We see it as being left alone to live our lives, spend our own money, raise our own kids. They see it as freedom the live a licentious life without government interference. To them it is about free sex, free drugs, a free college and everyone getting a trophy. They don’t see forcing others to pay for your birth control or making sure life is ‘fair’ for everyone as government interference.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT by redangus
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To: angry elephant

It depends on who the government is. They are the government now.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 11:19:18 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Baynative
Wanting government out of our lives was the impetus behind the hippie movement of the 60s. Ain’t it funny that so many of those free souls now believe in government controlling everything cradle to grave?

They only wanted government out of their lives when they were deathly afraid of getting boo-boos in Vietnam. Now they want government to protect them from life in general.
28 posted on 05/09/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Arcy

They are only thinking about gay marriage, abortion, and drugs. Guranteed


29 posted on 05/09/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by Monty22002
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To: Arcy; All

Remember this saying:

“When I am 20 and I am not a liberal, than I have NO HEART. When I am 40 and I am a liberal, than I have NO BRAIN.”


30 posted on 05/09/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Arcy

“”Want Government to Stay Out of Their Lives”

And 9 out of 10 of them would still vote for Obama and the left and would never make the connection.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 12:27:34 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Arcy

Yeah, but then why did the vast majority of college students vote for President Socialist Narcissus?

Dumb and dumberer?


32 posted on 05/09/2013 4:08:59 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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