Thursday, June 16, 2011

45% View Gap Between the Governed and Those Who Govern Comparable To 1776

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


I have believed for some time American politicians have been moving our government closer to the European model the country rebelled against in 1776.

That is to say we are moving steadily towards a society in which the government exerts ever more control over our affairs. Government accomplishes this through many means. From taxation to regulation and control of business. More is being decided for you by the government than ever before.

Excerpts from Rasmussen Reports:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with the following statement: The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is now as big as the gap between the American colonies and England during the 18th Century.

Nearly as many (40%), however, disagree with the statement. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The gap between Mainstream voters and the Political Class on the statement is enormous. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Mainstream voters agree that the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is as big as it was between the colonies and England in the 18th Century. A whopping 95% of Political Calls voters reject that view.

Among those who consider themselves Tea Party members, 84% agree with the statement, while just 52% of non-members disagree.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of Republicans and a plurality (47%) of voters not affiliated with either major party also agree that the gap between Americans and their elected representatives is comparable to the time of the American Revolution. Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats disagree with that assessment. {Read More}

As the elitist in government continue to wrest more liberty from the hands of the people {progressive liberal democrats excluded} the national temperature will continue to rise. Possibly until it reaches the boiling point.

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