Yes, I trust the government overall
No, I do not trust the government overall
Yes, I trust the Republicans or Democrats
No, I do not trust the Republicans or Democrats
Yes, this could be a turning point and opening for 3rd parties
No, 3rd parties will never be a viable or realistic option
I agree overall with CBS' poll results
I disagree overall with CBS' poll results
Other - explain
I find it sad that we need babysitters. We should be able to handle a non-government world but are not there yet. And the folks that are suppose to protect us from ourselves do a crappy job. Our current system does not work.
I know there will come a day when the Government is no longer needed but will probably be dead by then
~Following My Own Flow~
Libs often complain about the wealth being concentrated in the hands of the industrious, the hardworking and the fortunate. So their solution is to concentrate all wealth in the hands of the federal government via confiscatory taxation and a death tax surcharge.
many libs don't trust honest citizens to own firearms so their solution is to give the government ( and a major Dem constituency-criminals) a complete monopoly on firepower.
a large number of libs don't trust private citizens to save for retirement, homsechool their children, etc--once again, their solution is to give the government control over such things.
true-some conservatives don't trust people in their own bedroom but the faith based support of the government is mostly a leftwing thing
Government should never be trusted, only remotely tolerated.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I can prove my generalizations are accurate given the laws and policies the left in the USA supports. Who pushes most for confiscatory taxes? Answer the dems. Which party has sponsored EVERY federal gun restriction-answer, the dems. which party pushed through socialist security-answer the dems. which party opposes school vouchers and whines the most about home schooling-answer-the same party that has the NEA as one of its major supporters-the dems.
I have known lots of people that have worked in the government, the dept of Justice, State, DoD, the pentagon. They are quite professional. And most of these people who 'fear' the government cant rationally comprehend what goes into government. Unfortunately politicians are the face of government. Do I trust the government, overall, yes more than no. It beats the Russian government.
The second problem comes from politicians acting like we owe them, or like they are the ultimate power, when, in fact we are their employers. The best example are the town hall meetings and some of the statements from the last decade. Harry Reid saying "tourists stink", or some of the statements that "we will like certain legislation after we realize what it does" even when we have said en masse that we don't want it and it will not help.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
And you'd be surprised how many people wouldn't survive with the government acting as nannies. What is the number of families on welfare? And times that by three or four because that usually makes the realisitc size of the family. And then boom! Half the population supports the other half and then what?