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    48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Nearly half of American Adults see the government today as a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Adults see the government today as a threat to rights. Thirty-seven percent (37%) hold the opposite view. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
    It should be alot higher.

    48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights - Rasmussen Reports™
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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Government isn't the problem. The biggest threats to individual rights are poverty and crime, and these are problems for which government is the solution.

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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Government isn't the problem. The biggest threats to individual rights are poverty and crime, and these are problems for which government is the solution.
    Government cant solver poverty, President Johnson's pipe dream has failed. Crime cant be solved either, its solution is to add more goverment thugs to the tax payer tit, the way to solve crime is to loosen gun laws.
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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Government cant solver poverty, President Johnson's pipe dream has failed.
    Welfare can't solve poverty. Education and sound labor policies, however, can.

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    Crime cant be solved either, its solution is to add more goverment thugs to the tax payer tit, the way to solve crime is to loosen gun laws.
    I agree with you about loosening gun laws, but that can only accomplish so much. If we want to reduce crime, we need more police with better tools to fight crime.

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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Government isn't the problem. The biggest threats to individual rights are poverty and crime, and these are problems for which government is the solution.
    Government doesn't create jobs in the private sector so I'm not sure how government can achieve ending poverty or crime.
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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Goof Noodle View Post
    Government doesn't create jobs in the private sector...
    No, but it can adopt policies that create a healthy business environment, allowing the private sector to create jobs, and it can ensure that people with no jobs or bad jobs can live decently.

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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Welfare can't solve poverty. Education and sound labor policies, however, can.



    I agree with you about loosening gun laws, but that can only accomplish so much. If we want to reduce crime, we need more police with better tools to fight crime.
    Education has been available for hundreds of years, but even recently there's been enough education that everyone can try to learn. BTW, are you saying the our labor policy isn't sound?
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    Re: 48% See Government Today As A Threat to Individual Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Government isn't the problem. The biggest threats to individual rights are poverty and crime, and these are problems for which government is the solution.
    Government INACTION is the problem.

    Government does little to nothing to encourage business, unless that encouragement is an effective Nationalization.
    Government actually encourages Crime, if they were serious about stopping crime they would start at the Top and work down, all they do is harass a few folk.
    Many persons currently in the W.H. and Senate and in the House of Representatives are little more than criminal.

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