Poll: Founding Fathers Would be Unhappy with Washington

Leah Barkoukis

6/28/2013 7:34:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

With a scandal-plagued administration, what seems like interminable Congressional gridlock and the growing trend among politicians to completely disregard the Constitution, it’s no wonder 82 percent of Americans think the Founding Fathers would be unhappy with the way things are going in Washington, according to a Fox News poll.

More than three-quarters of voters (77 percent) believe the United States would be a better country if we followed the ideas of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution more closely.

The poll also shows people feel dubious about the nation’s political leadership.  

While 35 percent say they trust the federal government, many more -- a 62 percent majority -- say they don’t.  

And 71 percent of voters think the government in Washington has too much power.  

Few -- just 15 percent -- approve of the job Congress is doing.  Seventy-seven percent disapprove.

And President Obama’s job ratings are in negative territory: 43 percent of voters approve, while over half -- 51 percent -- disapprove.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi thinks we should celebrate Obamacare on Independence Day:

Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is "health independence" day, too.

"Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we'll also be observing health independence," Pelosi said during a press briefing recorded by CSPAN. She goes on to say that, "this week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence... So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day."

Oh, you mean the expensive, unpopular, liberty-trampling train wreck that is Obamacare, NP? I think it’s safe to say the Founding Fathers would not be celebrating health independence with the House minority leader, and would probably be more than just unhappy with the way things in Washington are going.