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Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty
The New American ^ | 04 May 2014 | Alex Newman

Posted on 05/04/2014 4:43:13 PM PDT by VitacoreVision



A poll confirmed yet again that a majority of voters now view the perpetually expanding federal Leviathan as a threat to those rights and individual liberty.
Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty

The New American
04 May 2014

The Founding Fathers created the U.S. government for the express purpose of securing the God-given individual rights of Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence. A poll released last month, however, confirmed yet again that a majority of voters now view the perpetually expanding Leviathan as a threat to those rights and individual liberty. More than one in three Americans even fears the federal government, the recent poll showed, confirming other surveys finding broad public agreement that Washington, D.C., has become dangerous and out of control.

The Rasmussen Reports national survey, released on April 18, also shows that trust in federal authorities is plunging fast. More than two thirds of voters, for example, said they view the federal government as a special interest group primarily concerned with protecting its own interests. Only 17 percent did not. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents all agreed.

Meanwhile, less than one in five Americans surveyed trusts the Washington-based political and bureaucratic classes to do the right thing most of the time — down from 24 percent less than a year ago. On the other hand, 80 percent disagree, and 36 percent of voters surveyed say the federal government rarely or never does the right thing.
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Full Article:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/18188-poll-most-americans-view-feds-as-threat-to-liberty


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govabuse; liberty; rasmussen; tyranny

1 posted on 05/04/2014 4:43:13 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

2 posted on 05/04/2014 4:45:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: VitacoreVision

I’m surprised anyone under the age of 25 these days would have even the first clue as to what Liberty is.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: VitacoreVision

This is NOT the country or government envisioned by the Founding Fathers. Of course, freedom and not freebies was their primary goal for America. IMHO, America’s number one problem is that there are too many non-Americans living here who are feeding at the government trough.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 4:49:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: VitacoreVision

When the BLM has a SWAT team and attack dogs to “round up cattle”, you know your government has become too big and oppressive.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 4:49:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BenLurkin

If anything, they really only know that they have lost some of the liberties they had a few years ago.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: FlingWingFlyer

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"
President Ronald Reagan

7 posted on 05/04/2014 5:01:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: VitacoreVision
More than two thirds of voters, for example, said they view the federal government as a special interest group primarily concerned with protecting its own interests... 36 percent of voters surveyed say the federal government rarely or never does the right thing.

An excellent opportunity exists on Nov 4, 2014 to take major steps to fix these problems. Will the American people take the challenge? I sure hope so. Time is short.

8 posted on 05/04/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The number of non-Americans living here feeding at the government trough is quite small compared to the number of Americans doing it, who should know better.

I don't say the non-Americans should be here, I'm just saying that we have 95 million Americans receiving some kind of government benefit. If the number of illegals is twelve, fifteen, or even as high as the twenty million sometimes claimed, you still have to change the fact that an overwhelming majority of the looters are people who grew up in the "Land of the Free."

9 posted on 05/04/2014 5:07:24 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: VitacoreVision
As long as there's a Rat in the White House or unions representing Federal paycheck recipients (I refuse to call most of them “workers”) that give $$$ to the Rat Party I will see the Feds as a threat...a *grave* threat....to my freedom and liberty.
10 posted on 05/04/2014 5:16:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: upchuck

More proof that our elections aren’t real.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 5:16:46 PM PDT by The Toll (e)
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To: VitacoreVision

Leviathan trickles into everything and everyday life. I was in line at Home Depot yesterday and the guy manning the solar electricity booth asked if I wanted solar panels on my roof. I said “Hell No” — you can only sell these things because of massive federal taxes and subsidies and I didn’t want to suck of the government tit. He said “you might as well get yours while the getting is good.” Then I really lit into him about how that attitude was destroying liberty and the nation is sunk if we are all about getting what we can from Uncle Sugar. He responded how evil fossil fuels are and then I really exploded.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 5:18:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: VitacoreVision

“Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty”
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Then, why do they keep electing Marxist/Communist bums, such as Obumbo, Paluzi, and dingy Harry?


13 posted on 05/04/2014 5:21:39 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: VitacoreVision
Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty

Yes, but make sure they take money from others to keep my entitlements coming.

14 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin
I’m surprised anyone under the age of 25 these days would have even the first clue as to what Liberty is.

I'm afraid that for many, liberty is "Free Stuff".


15 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: AlexW

The Republicans keep nominating politicians John McCain and Mitt Romney. I hope the GOP will nominate a Pro-Liberty candidate in 2016.



AlexW wrote:

“Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty”

Then, why do they keep electing Marxist/Communist bums, such as Obumbo, Paluzi, and dingy Harry?



16 posted on 05/04/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“He responded how evil fossil fuels are and then I really exploded.”

Tell the SOB that those evil fossil fuels are acquired by private enterprise not some fly by night outfit such as his that springs up after government incentives and mandates to suck at the taxpayer trough.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 5:36:44 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: BenLurkin

If this doesn’t raise some alarm bells somewhere, I would be VERY surprised.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:36 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Then I really lit into him about how that attitude was destroying liberty and the nation is sunk if we are all about getting what we can from Uncle Sugar. He responded how evil fossil fuels are and then I really exploded.”

Let me guess where you are NOT located. This guy would have not made it out of the parking lot in many areas.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 5:39:59 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: VitacoreVision

That this poll would return any less than 80% is a testament to the brainwashing ability of our government indoctrination centers.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
He responded how evil fossil fuels are and then I really exploded.

Like the evil fossil fuels that generate the power to run the factory in China that manufactures the solar panels he is pedaling?

And the evil fossil fuels that power the boat and train and truck used to deliver the solar panels to his place of work?

And the evil fossil fuels that power the transportation he rides to get back and forth to work everyday?

(That last one might take some explaining because many over-educated True Believers don't understand that most of America's electricity is generated by fossil fuels. They think if they use an electric car they have cut their dependence on fossil fuels.)


21 posted on 05/04/2014 6:09:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: The Toll
More proof that our elections aren’t real.

Revolts aren't won by votes.

22 posted on 05/04/2014 6:12:06 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: VitacoreVision

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23 posted on 05/04/2014 7:42:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: VitacoreVision

9-11 was supposedly carried out by 19 Arabs. It occurred because of failure of our government to adequately enforce laws against illegal immigrants borders and visas. No one in government was held responsible or accountable.

Only American citizens, that had no involvement in 9-11 have faced a relentless escalating multi year dragnet diminishing our freedoms and privacy.. Many younger people have lost the concept of that most precious commodity- privacy. If there is any surveillance to be done it first needs to be directed towards corrupt politicians.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 7:52:39 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: VitacoreVision

Bump


25 posted on 05/04/2014 7:52:48 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: apoliticalone

make that liberty which is a function of privacy and freedom.. Loss of that scares me more than the terrorist boogeyman.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: VitacoreVision

This federal gub mint under the magic negro has become offensive.


27 posted on 05/04/2014 7:58:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

The federal gubmint wasn’t offensive before?

The “magic negro” is not the problem, he is a symptom. Wouldn’t matter what color he is either.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 8:21:15 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: VitacoreVision

>>“Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty”
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>Then, why do they keep electing Marxist/Communist bums, such as Obumbo, Paluzi, and dingy Harry?

Maybe we don’t — have you never thought that corruption might be so endemic that your vote literally doesn’t matter?


29 posted on 05/05/2014 1:40:47 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian; Joe Boucher
The federal gubmint wasn’t offensive before?
The “magic negro” is not the problem, he is a symptom. Wouldn’t matter what color he is either.

Quite right — we'd still have all the problems we currently have if Mitt Magic Underwear Romney would've won.
(There's absolutely no reason to think that the opposition party would hold his feet to the fire when they can't be bothered to do that for the other team's guy.)

30 posted on 05/05/2014 1:44:05 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: VitacoreVision

An unfortunate side effect of freedom is that one is free to enslave one’s self for whatever reason.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 4:21:11 AM PDT by monocle (ain)
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