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Published On: Sun, Feb 28th, 2010

Majority of Americans think government is a threat to rights

CNN released the results of a poll in which 56 percent of Americans believe that the ever expanding federal government is an immediate threat to the rights of ordinary citizens.

Well what I say to that is those 56 percent are correct if you look at human history. Throughout mankind countries have proven over and over that eventually national government does envelope everything in a nation, especially the rights of their citizens.
What about the 44 percent who disagree? In my opinion they are either in denial, they don’t understand history or they are federal employees.

The poll is also broken down by political affiliation with 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 70 percent of Republicans believing the federal government is actually a threat to rights and liberties.

Of course my curiosity kicks in at this point and I wonder, would the numbers have been reversed if this poll was taken in 2006? Would the Democrats say the growth of the government in the Bush era was a threat to citizen rights and vice versa? I wonder.
Yea, I have to agree that the increases in size and scope of the federal government is indeed a threat to the rights of citizens.
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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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