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Another Sign of our Low Grade Civil War?

Wow.  This from Gallup today:

  • 49% of Americans believe the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. In 2003, less than a third (30%) believed this.
  • A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.

Oh, there’s so much more…. read the whole thing.

Hey, someone should write more about this “Low Grade Civil War” thing!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. Sure seems that way, Bruce (I find myself in the Steyn/Derbyshire school of thought on national suicide).

    It’s been obvious for years that this country’s fiscal situation was deteriorating but the speed at which things unravelled surprised even me (I’m a pessimist).

    Add to that the “us versus them” venom from our “leaders” (public v private, rich v middle v poor, native v immigrant, white v black, black v Mexican, straight v gay, young v old) and we’ve pretty well fueled up the pyre. We’re at the point where the fire will be lit be something completely unexpected.

    Our esteemed solons are utterly contemptuous of the citizenry – still engaged in government shutdown brinksmanship and banal, cheap politicking. I wish there were someway of telling Reid, et al, that we’re close to a critical mass of people who’ve about had enough.

    I think the election season could get weird and not in a good way.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — September 26, 2011 @ 6:19 pm - September 26, 2011

  2. Let’s face it, the Government has made open dishonesty standard operating procedure and lost the public’s faith. They pass immigration laws they have no intention of enforcing; so they can claim they are securing the borders when they have no intention of doing so. They pass spending caps that make exceptions only for ‘Emergencies,’ then they declare every opportunity to spend money an emergency.

    And when people see the two parties squabble over, say, extending the debt limit, and then finally arrive at an ‘agreement’ that changes nothing; many will suspect that the fighting between the two parties is Kabuki Theater intended to create an illusion of opposition when in fact, they are in cahoots.

    The idea of America has been bloodied by ‘Multiculturalism.’ Ironic, isn’t it, that the same people who have been dividing us by race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and every other social identifier… now whine that it is impossible to unite the country in a common purpose.

    Comment by V the K — September 26, 2011 @ 10:37 pm - September 26, 2011

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