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

Tincan Joey Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 8:27 AM
I really have a hard time accepting that majority believe this. Since voters consistently send people (regardless of party affiliation) to DC who are hell bent on usurping our freedoms. Doesn't the bi-partisanship on Indefinite Detention, FISA warrantless wiretapping, and the Patriot Act say the exact opposite?
schnookumz Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 2:26 AM
I totally agree that liberty-threatening policy is not limited to one party. To pretend that is all the Democrats fault and the Republicans have been the champions of personal freedom and liberty in the last few decades is dangerous. We need to bring BOTH parties to task. Even if the Democrats are worse this doesn't mean we can ignore even the tiniest bit of anti-freedom policy on the part of the GOP.

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 “