Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 77

Thread: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

  1. #31
    Only Losers H8 Capitalism
    Spartacus FPV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In your echo chamber
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:56 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    12,893

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sandy Hook..
    What evidence do you have that Adam Lanza owned firearms, was a prepper, or was concerned about his rights?

    Also, I said Terrorism Attacks not Mass Shootings. I also said "list," Is this really all you've got?
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

  2. #32
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Don't see quite what you're getting at here but you should be able to see how different the history of the US has been when compered with European countries.

    The fact is that the two party system, and frequently third parties as well, has served America well.
    Emphasis on the word has.

    Swords and plate armor served knights quite well too - until firearms were developed.

    If our current political system cannot adapt to developments, then the political system will be forced to change, one way or another.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  3. #33
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Those on the right that were brave enough to do this, were labled RINOs.
    Please point out who these people were and when they were called RINOs.


    Sandy Hook..
    So acts of murder are now automatically acts of terrorism in the US? Is that true in Europe and other areas of the world as well?

    Has the definition of Terrorism ever been explained to you?

  4. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms...

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Emphasis on the word has.

    Swords and plate armor served knights quite well too - until firearms were developed.

    If our current political system cannot adapt to developments, then the political system will be forced to change, one way or another.
    And indeed it has. What sort of third or fourth party would you like to see?

  5. #35
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And indeed it has. What sort of third or fourth party would you like to see?
    I would leave it to the people within the states to decide that for themselves.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  6. #36
    Guru
    The Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    York, Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,730

    Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms...

    The only problem with third or fourth parties is then you have even more division. If you have, say four parties on the ballot, you could have a candidate elected with only 26% of the vote. That would lead to even more problems than we have now.

  7. #37
    Sage
    Navy Pride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Last Seen
    05-07-15 @ 02:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    39,883

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    February 7, 2013 - For the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

    The nationwide telephone survey found that 53 percent of Americans think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43 percent disagree. Of those who say government is a threat, 31 percent say it is major threat, while 22 percent say it a minor threat. Fully three-quarters (76 percent) of conservative Republicans said that the government threatens their personal rights, and most (54 percent) said the government poses a major threat, by far the highest percentage of any ideological group identified. Even among moderate and liberal Republicans, 57 percent view the federal government as a threat to personal rights and freedoms and 32 percent said it is a major threat. Among Democrats, 38 percent said the government is a threat, just 16 percent said it as a major threat. According to Pew, the survey also found “continued widespread distrust in government.”

    “Such widespread alarm about federal encroachment indicates there is absolutely a bipartisan, across-the-board concern about the assault on Americans’ personal freedoms, choices and ability to raise families on their own terms,” LeBon said.

    “Whether it is ObamaCare, the Second Amendment or the constant barrage of ‘nanny state’ regulations at all levels of government, Americans are speaking up about feeling threatened by institutional intrusion,” she said.

    “This intrusion is all around,” she added.

    The Pew survey was conducted Jan. 9-13 among a national sample of 1,502 adults, with a confidence factor of 95 percent.....snip~

    Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms | CNS News

    Do you think Obama and the Democrats have something to worry about? The poll show there is a bi-partisianship as it crossing lines. Also Team Obama keeps dropping in the Polls and is continuing to take hits over the Drone Issue and now after the Devastating Admissions by Panetta and Dempsey implicating Clinton and her state Dept for screwing up Benghazi.

    Can Obama make it thru this 2nd term by constantly looking ro go around Congress? Do you think that Obama's spin machine can hide the fact that more and more Americans are becoming disillusioned with all Obama has to say? Seems Obama is now starting to lose that popularity wave he has been riding. How do you think this will affect the political landscape going forward?

    I am really surprised the percentage is not much higher.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

  8. #38
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am really surprised the percentage is not much higher.
    I'm not surprised at all. For the most part, if Americans are relatively comfortable, have their basic needs met, and aren't hungry, they don't much care about liberties being stepped on.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  9. #39
    Guru
    The Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    York, Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,730

    Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm not surprised at all. For the most part, if Americans are relatively comfortable, have their basic needs met, and aren't hungry, they don't much care about liberties being stepped on.
    This is true. Obama's campaign did a good job of selling the 'Rich = Evil' ideology, so people voted for Obama as the lesser of two evils, even though Obama is a rich guy himself. Most voters don't pay much attention to politics and don't vote on the issues, but rather vote on perception. And the real kicker is, ask any middle class or poor person if they would like to be rich, and you can bet that 99.999999% of them would answer with an emphatic 'Yes!'
    Last edited by The Man; 02-10-13 at 11:02 PM.

  10. #40
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,115

    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am really surprised the percentage is not much higher.
    I"m not. You will note that 53% is also the number of net FIT payers. For a significant section of the populace, government isn't a threat, government is daddy.

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •