Americans Fear Their Government More Than Terrorists
America’s enemies don’t have much to fear from the Community Organizer in Chief, but its people do. Even in the aftermath of Muslims bombing the Boston Marathon, Americans now fear the government more than terrorists:
A Fox News survey polling a random national sample of 619 registered voters the day after the bombing found Americans responded very differently than after 9/11.
For the first time since a similar question was asked in May 2001, more Americans answered “no” to the question, “Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism?”
Of those surveyed on April 16, 2013, 45 percent answered no to the question, compared to 43 percent answering yes.
In May 2001, before 9/11, the balance was similar, with 40 percent answering no to 33 percent answering yes.
But after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the numbers flipped dramatically, to 71 percent agreeing to sacrifice personal freedom to reduce the threat of terrorism.
Over the last dozen years, we have learned where the most profound threat lies — or at least, some of us have learned:
Bucking the trend, 51 percent of Democrats responded they would give up personal freedom to reduce the threat of terror, compared to 36 percent opposed.
Forty-seven percent of Republicans, on the other hand, opposed giving up freedoms, compared to only 43 percent in favor.
Yet independents were the most resistant, with only 29 percent willing to sacrifice freedom, while 58 percent stood opposed.
The solution is simple: use the Gang of Eight Quislings’ amnesty bill to import millions more Democrats, who will view Big Government the way a baby bird views its mother. Then we will have trust.
On tips from Bob Roberts and Pico’s Mexican Hairpiece.
Einsatzgruppen in Watertown
you are much more likely to die due to lack of money, than by a terrorist.
What if you have a lot of money?
People focus on what's in front of them. Again, few of us interact with Muslims so they don't occupy our minds all that much, save for the occasional blowups when they go nuts. But government is always around us, so it only makes sense we fear it.
The question was,“Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism?”
My answer would have been no just after 911 and remains no now. It has nothing to do with fearing the government.
Poll: 29% of Registered Voters Believe Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years
Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties, according to a Public Mind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The poll, which surveyed 863 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/-3.4, focused on both gun control and the possibility of a need for an armed revolution in the United States to protect liberty.
The survey asked whether respondents agreed, disagreed, neither agreed nor disagreed or did not know or refused to respond to the statement: "In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties"
Twenty-nine percent said they agreed, 47 percent said they disagreed, 18 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed, 5 percent said they were unsure, and 1 percent refused to respond.
Results of the poll show that those who believe a revolution might be necessary differ greatly along party lines:
• 18 percent of Democrats
• 27 percent of Independents
• 44 percent of Republicans
The poll found that 38 percent of Americans who believe a revolution might be necessary support additional gun control legislation compared to 62 percent of those who don't think an armed revolt will be needed.
Dan Cassino, a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson and analyst for the poll, says:
"The differences in views of gun legislation are really a function of differences in what people believe guns are for. If you truly believe an armed revolution is possible in the near future, you need weapons and you're going to be wary about government efforts to take them away."
The poll was conducted nationally between April 22 and April 28, 2013.
Those are some eye opening poll numbers.
I can't even picture a scenario where an armed revolution would last more than a weekend. And how would it start? Are people going to take over local governments first or going rolling into DC?
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw may soon receive $1 million from the state of Florida to set up a new violence prevention unit, but his recent comments encouraging people to turn in their neighbors are causing a firestorm.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw told The Palm Beach Post. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
“How are they possibly going to watch everybody who makes a comment like that? It’s subjective,” said Liz Downey, executive director of Palm Beach County's National Alliance on Mental Illness. “We don’t want to take away people’s civil liberties just because people aren’t behaving the way we think they should be.”
However, Senate budget chief Joe Negron (R) said he “got assurances from the sheriff that this is going to be done in a way that respects people’s autonomy and privacy, and that he makes sure to protect against people making false claims.”
“We know how to sift through frivolous complaints,” stated Bradshaw.
If approved by Florida Governor Rick Scott, Bradshaw's “prevention intervention units” will respond to phone calls on a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed. The idea is to prevent crimes from occurring.
“Every single incident, whether it’s Newtown, that movie theater, or the guy who spouts off at work and then goes home and kills his wife and two kids, in every single case, there were people who said they knew ahead of time that there was a problem,” explained Bradshaw. “If the neighbor of the mom in Newtown had called somebody, this might have saved 25 kids’ lives.”
Source: The Palm Beach Post
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The Russians had something
photoshock - May 2 2013 - 11:51am
The Russians had something like what Ric Bradshaw is proposing, it was called the KGB. Internal security was handled in the same way that Ric is proposing, everyone was instructed and conditioned to inform on their neighbours as part of the security apparatus.
Is this what this nation has come to? We are now becoming so like the USSR of old that we actually accept being told that we are required to report our neighbours for seemingly insignificant violations of the law.
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"...The idea is to prevent
Olderman - May 2 2013 - 10:24am
"...The idea is to prevent crimes from occurring...
For more than 200 years the police have been a reactive force simply because citizens choose to obey the law: not be forced to obey.
The sheriff says that his department knows how to sift the grain from the chaf. Very likely. However, what is keepting the sheriff from retaining rumor, innuendo, parts of overheard conversations, etc. for 'just in case'?
The sheriff has good intentions, yet, this approach has too often in the past been abused to the point of denying one or more someone's a right because of a so called preponderance of evidence.
I saw that over at Lew's yesterday. I'm gonna call my state reps. It's a Republican congress here. Shame on them.
The overwhelming majority of those expecting revolution, wouldn't have the first clue what to do without the role the government plays in their lives.
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