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53% Say the Federal Government Threatens their “Rights and Freedoms”

Gail104 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:16 PM
True. Less republicans turned out in this election. If the republican turn out was the same for Romney as it was for McCain, Obama would be a thing of the past. By failing to turn out, the republicans who stayed home, in essence, voted for Obama. They should be ashamed of themselves.

The president’s second inaugural address was what Charles Krauthammer and Charles R. Kessler, respectively, called an “ode to big government” and a “[reinterpretation of] American principles.” It was, in many ways, unapologetic and decidedly to the left of any inaugural oration delivered in modern American history -- and a far cry from the Lincolnian ideal. Ironically, however, while the American public evidently endorsed the status quo (i.e., trillion dollar plus-deficits, more bureaucracy, and bigger government) by re-electing the president, more Americans than ever believe that the federal government threatens their “