Only 22% of Americans say the government operates with our consent.
Considering at least 22% of the people in this country work for the Government and 40 percent of the GDP is government spending, this is absolutely shocking, you might as well say that this government through a vote of no confidence is now ruling by outright fraud and brute force against it’s subjects. We are no longer free!
Glenn Harlan Reynolds5:23p.m. EST February 4, 2013
“A revolution in the works? Column
According to a Pew poll released last week, more than half of Americans view government as a threat to their freedom.
And it’s not just Republicans unhappy with Obama, or gun owners afraid that the government will take their guns: 38% of Democrats, and 45% of non-gun owners, see the government as a threat.
Add this to another recent poll in which only 22% of likely voters feel America’s government has the “consent of the governed,” and you’ve got a pretty depressing picture — and a recipe for potential trouble.”