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

    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?

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

    More right wing blogoshpere gooberment bad drivel.
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    Re: Pew: 53% of Americans Now Say Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms.....

    Some ridiculously high percentage of Americans has disapproved of congress for the last decade-and-a-half - yet the same people keep getting voted into office every election cycle.

    Do politicians have anything to fear????? Hell no.....status quo as it were.

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

    I'll say all the press the unconstitutional drone attacks have received does surprise me. It seems people actually care that their rights are being trampled. Even more amazing is seeing Dem's willing to stand up to the Obama administration. Bravo to them

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    I'll say all the press the unconstitutional drone attacks have received does surprise me. It seems people actually care that their rights are being trampled. Even more amazing is seeing Dem's willing to stand up to the Obama administration. Bravo to them
    Yeah 38% of Democrats worrying about their Rights and Freedoms kind of puts that in perspective. With more and More people being concerned. Drone attacks and NDAA have brought it all to their forefront of their minds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    More right wing blogoshpere gooberment bad drivel.


    Cherylyn Harley LeBon of Project 21 National Black Leadership Network said the alienation of conservatives may be fueling the latest numbers, but public distrust in government has been growing across-the-board.....snip~


    Yeah we can tell how Influential that the Black Conservative Group is all across the Country.....huh?

    Would the Numbers from the Pew site looked any different? Do you think Huffpo and Politico giving out the same numbers would then mean some sort of relevancy so that the left leaning has real comprehension?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Some ridiculously high percentage of Americans has disapproved of congress for the last decade-and-a-half - yet the same people keep getting voted into office every election cycle.

    Do politicians have anything to fear????? Hell no.....status quo as it were.
    Do you think Cities Like New York, Chicago, States Like California and Illinois all getting in the News citing they are passing the Strictest Gun Laws in the Country is part of this?

    What about NY putting a Salt Ban on all restaurants? What about those 160 rules Obama passed down with Children's Nutrition and Michelle's program which she has walked away from?

    The reason I bring these up are that they do not stem from Right leaning sources and or complaints. Do you think more numbers now are making the difference?

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

    I've viewed the federal government as my enemy for over 40 years. Glad others are finally figuring it out. The main impediment to the American way of life I love is the U.S. Congress. We voters should be ashamed of ourselves for letting it become what it is. We deserve what we get, I'm sorry to say.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Some ridiculously high percentage of Americans has disapproved of congress for the last decade-and-a-half - yet the same people keep getting voted into office every election cycle.

    Do politicians have anything to fear????? Hell no.....status quo as it were.
    I think, most people, as I do as well, believe that it is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, in today's world, shady politicians are what a country needs to have to "get business done". If you are afraid to bend the rules and break one or two here and there, your going to get left in the dust by the other hundred countries that are more than willing to do this.
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    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    More right wing blogoshpere gooberment bad drivel.
    I love hearing from folks who watch and read nothing but left wing national scribes who worship at the feet of POTUS.

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