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Franco
10-14-2010, 09:09 AM
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-46-percent-say-federal-gov-t-pose

Looks like to me that the average American Citizen isn't as dumb as the politicians would think they are.

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The percentage of Americans who think the federal government poses “an immediate threat” to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens has increased significantly over the last seven years, rising from 30 percent to 46 percent, according to a Gallup poll conducted Sept. 13-16 and released today (http://www.gallup.com/poll/143624/Majorities-View-Gov-Intrusive-Powerful.aspx).

dnf777
10-14-2010, 09:21 AM
[QUOTE=Franco;690143]http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-46-percent-say-federal-gov-t-pose

Looks like to me that the average American Citizen isn't as dumb as the politicians would think they are.

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I"m surprised its not 100%. Really. Every single law ever enacted takes away someone's liberty. That's not in question. The question is, how far to you want it to go?

The biggest quantam leaps in taking away freedom have been the Patriot Act, and the two SCOTUS decisions, one allowing anonymous campaign donations, and two, the taking of private property for private use. Like I said, 46% is surprising, only in that its still that low.

Franco
10-14-2010, 09:40 AM
[quote=Franco;690143]http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-46-percent-say-federal-gov-t-pose

Looks like to me that the average American Citizen isn't as dumb as the politicians would think they are.

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I"m surprised its not 100%. Really. Every single law ever enacted takes away someone's liberty. That's not in question. The question is, how far to you want it to go?

The biggest quantam leaps in taking away freedom have been the Patriot Act, and the two SCOTUS decisions, one allowing anonymous campaign donations, and two, the taking of private property for private use. Like I said, 46% is surprising, only in that its still that low.

I would say that the biggest impact in taking away our freedom is in the selling out of our financial future. Hard to be a free people when you are owned by foreign lenders.

We can blame both parties for putting us in the positon we are in. Instead of being leaders and making the tough decisions, they just want to make people think there will be no pain and just throw even more borrowed money at every problem.

Not only is spending still out-of-control, we are continuing to grow the size of the Fed. governement. It is the size and waste created by our government that is and will continue to limit our freedom.

M&K's Retrievers
10-14-2010, 09:41 AM
Funny, it is 100% of the people I run with. Oh well, off to train. Five pups in OB out of 10 to work. Guess who gets stuck with OB?

YardleyLabs
10-14-2010, 10:28 AM
And that number has increased from 44% in 2007.

I have felt that the government threatens personal freedom since the Vietnam era and probably would have been concerned ten years sooner had I been older. It is a good thing that our Constitution tends to always place the burden of proof on the government whenever it tries to override the rights of individuals. It is sad, however, to see how quickly "we the people" begin to favor government power whenever they support the cause. For all the vilification it receives,the ACLU has tended to get it right. Unless you are prepared to support the freedoms of those whose views you find most repugnant, you are part of the threat to personal freedoms rather than part of the defense. One of the most interesting parts of the Roe v. Wade decision was its determination that individuals have a Constitutionally protected right of privacy against governmental intrusion. It is a shame that so many are prepared to give up that protection because of their disagreement with its application to abortion.

Franco
10-14-2010, 06:57 PM
I agree.

I'll add that I think the Fed. Gov. is out-of-control. It's like we created the evil robot known as Career Politicians who have taken over the country and are out to furter thier careers as much as they can and at any expense to the citizen.

Hell, citizens are being sold out for the Hispanic vote via illegal immigration and we the citizens can not control the robots!

Where is our Christian Bale?

BrianW
10-15-2010, 08:17 AM
Jmtc, but campaign contributions, private property, deficits are all secondary with regards to our basic unalienable right, life. Then liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, is why this government was instituted among men.

If federal gov.org won't secure its own borders & give the people protection from terrorists, drug gangs and the like, then it is a direct threat to freedom & truly has " becomes destructive to these ends". Instead, what do you see if you go to the WH website? West Wing Week :rolleyes: and Investing in Infrastructure. Go to the briefing room and look at "Statements & Release". No statement or apparent concern about the chaos on the the southern border except for photo ops & how to manipulate it for their own political gain and intimidation of the affected states to not do anything on their own.

After the chest thumping about the rescue of Capt Richard Phillips thousands of miles away in foreign waters, the silence in regards to David Hartley & Rolando Armando Flores Villegas in our own backyard, is deafening.