America’s enemies don’t have much to fear from the Community Organizer in Chief, but its people do. Even in the aftermath of Muslims bombing the Boston Marathon, Americans now fear the government more than terrorists:
A Fox News survey polling a random national sample of 619 registered voters the day after the bombing found Americans responded very differently than after 9/11.
For the first time since a similar question was asked in May 2001, more Americans answered “no” to the question, “Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism?”
Of those surveyed on April 16, 2013, 45 percent answered no to the question, compared to 43 percent answering yes.
In May 2001, before 9/11, the balance was similar, with 40 percent answering no to 33 percent answering yes.
But after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the numbers flipped dramatically, to 71 percent agreeing to sacrifice personal freedom to reduce the threat of terrorism.
Over the last dozen years, we have learned where the most profound threat lies — or at least, some of us have learned:
Bucking the trend, 51 percent of Democrats responded they would give up personal freedom to reduce the threat of terror, compared to 36 percent opposed.
Forty-seven percent of Republicans, on the other hand, opposed giving up freedoms, compared to only 43 percent in favor.
Yet independents were the most resistant, with only 29 percent willing to sacrifice freedom, while 58 percent stood opposed.
The solution is simple: use the Gang of Eight Quislings’ amnesty bill to import millions more Democrats, who will view Big Government the way a baby bird views its mother. Then we will have trust.
On tips from Bob Roberts and Pico’s Mexican Hairpiece.