CNN poll confirms: Most Americans believe their government is a threat to their welfare

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.

The Second Amendment Versus The Police State?

I am going to draw on a couple of polls from the OpEdNews website for this piece.

One
concerning whether or not the Second Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms) is relevant in today’s society. The other is

a poll by Tony Forest
on whether or not individuals choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  In both polls, the issue of armed resistance of a tyrannical government was a frequent reason for supporting and exercising the right.  The conclusion I have drawn is the Second Amendment is still viewed as a keystone of the U.S. Constitution.

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