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Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - h3rm35 - 03-01-2010

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
Posted: February 26th, 2010 09:00 AM ET

From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.
Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken - though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - Frozin - 03-02-2010

Government was created by man to protect mans god given rights. When the government is no longer protecting them but trying to destroy them, the government becomes tyrannical.


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - h3rm35 - 03-02-2010

God-given rights? If they truly were God-given, wouldn't it be impossible to take them away? Or were you speaking figuratively?


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - Frozin - 03-02-2010

Rights are endowed to you by your creator. Those rights can be taken if you allow them. You have a god given right to life , I can take that by killing you.

The government gives only privileges.


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - Runda - 03-03-2010

(03-02-2010, 06:16 AM)Frozin Wrote: Rights are endowed to you by your creator. Those rights can be taken if you allow them. You have a god given right to life , I can take that by killing you.

The government gives only privileges.

So you're saying God created the US , its government and its laws?


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - 420trvlr - 03-07-2010

I have long asked the question, 'how bad does it have to get before people have had enough?' Apparently pretty bad, but at least they are starting to take notice. Maybe there is hope yet.


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - Frozin - 03-07-2010

(03-03-2010, 03:51 AM)Runda Wrote:
(03-02-2010, 06:16 AM)Frozin Wrote: Rights are endowed to you by your creator. Those rights can be taken if you allow them. You have a god given right to life , I can take that by killing you.

The government gives only privileges.

So you're saying God created the US , its government and its laws?

No, The government was created by man to protect mens liberty and god/creator given RIGHTS as the declaration of independence says;

that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - lacyv - 03-08-2010

Quote:...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...

Too many consent/assent (by silence) far too quckly and easily. Also, we have been educated in the religion of the government as Lord and Master.


RE: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights - Frozin - 03-08-2010

(03-08-2010, 02:55 AM)lacyv Wrote:
Quote:...deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...

Too many consent/assent (by silence) far too quckly and easily. Also, we have been educated in the religion of the government as Lord and Master.

I think its more that they consent by deception and fraud. For instance, 1040, w-9's, w-2's are all contracts which when signed creates the contract making you a a Federal Employee.