This comes as no surprise. I'm actually surprised to hear that the number is that low.
This is directly related to the unresponsive nature of the government today. Americans don't like the health care legislation (a majority want it
appealed), pass it anyway. Americans want the border shut tight, do nothing about the border. Americans want an end to the bail-outs, especially of
banks, go ahead and bail out more banks and more facets of the financial sector such as student loans. Americans just want the gulf cleaned up, tie
it to the passing of massive energy taxes.
Regular attacks on individual privacy, be it through nonsense like the Patroit Act (caught a ton of terrorists with that gem, didn't we?), warrantless
searches of phones and e-mail. Department secretarys informing the public that e-mail must be screened to protect us, new piracy law which will
further scan search terms.
Government spending = government intrusion and the current spending trend of the federal government is out of control and there appears to be no way
to reign it in. People feel out of control because, despite the fact that we have a representative democracy, something is very wrong with it today
when the government is totally unresponsive to the will of the people.
When the government places its priority on the special interest and hence the rights of the special interest, be it pressure groups or corporations,
there is no way that our individual freedoms can not be eroded. In a ordered society, rights can not be infinate and the rights of the interest
group, to the extent that they are growing must crowd out and naturally erode individual rights.
I'm not surprised and don't see this changing unless we get an amazing leader in the White House and based on the current crop of potential candidates
that have a shot at the top job, none looks to have the steel to take on these problems.
I curious as to what folks on this site, which is full of indendently minded people think about this poll. Legitimate or over reaction based on the
economic problems we currently have coupled with the other serious issues confronting the country creating massive uncertainty.
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