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

Shieldwolf Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:54 PM
American's 1st Amendment rights are already in jeopardy. DHS has released profiling reports in 2009 and 2011 identifying Conservative causes as terrorist activity. Now days all it takes is an accusation of terrorism to strip an individual of their rights.

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 “