Americans Becoming Increasingly Wary of Government Power
Gallup published a new poll yesterday showing that the highest number ever measured – 60% of all Americans – believe that the government has too much power.
Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.
None of this is surprising. Multiple recent polls have showed that:
- Americans believe the federal government threatens – rather than protects – our freedom
- Americans are more afraid of the government than terrorists
- Americans oppose the core government policies – such as spying on Americans, coddling the big banks, and threatening war against still more Middle Eastern countries – which have prevailed over the last 10 years
- Both mainstream parties – Democrat and Republican – are deeply unpopular with the American people, because they are both so obviously in bed with the fatcats and power-players, while ignoring the little guy