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Apr 30 2013

Americans Fear Their Government More Than Terrorists

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.

Scarier even than evil barbarians from the Dark Ages.

24 Responses to “Americans Fear Their Government More Than Terrorists”

  1. is there anything you aren't scared of? says:


  2. StanInTexas says:

    And it appears our favorite troll as oozed his way back in.

    Dave, time to change out the No-Lao-Strip!

  3. Dr. 9 says:

    If someone should ask you to list all the states that sponsor terrorism, don’t forget to list the one that no one ever thinks of. US.

  4. ED357 says:

    Did you notice that the ASSHAT in the armored vehicle is training a loaded weapon at the cameraman?

  5. QuietMan says:

    ED, I’ve seen them shoot. The reason they need 2 billion rounds is they’ve identified 35 legitimate terrorists and that’s about what it will take.

    Apparently he’s unconcerned and clueless. That baseball cap ain’t real useful….

  6. Jay B. says:

    Funny, a leftist troll posts a few moments after the article is posted.. I guess his search macro is set to specific keywords.

    Also funnier is that every single “conspiracy theory” under Obama has proven true. There’s nothing conspirational about pointing out that some DHS jackboot training his gun on unarmed civilian is completely out of place.

    I wonder how much it pays to troll websites. Do you get coupons at Soros approved stores?

  7. TrojanMan says:

    I was thinking the same thing watching all the news coverage about this. It looked more like a military operation than a police issue. While i am not trying to disrespect those who died because even one death from terrorist is tragic but only 3 people died. If Masshole wants to call up their national guard, fine, but the feds had no business being there

  8. Jay B. says:

    I guess it was a slow day for the fluffers at HuffPo, was it? “Alright we’re all busy blowing one another, why don’t you troll a conservative blog? Bring us some lube when you get back”

  9. anon says:

    WARNING: Headline may not match poll sited.

  10. A. Levy says:

    Asking people about giving up their freedom is a silly question, since they are already giving up their freedoms and liberties. They just don’t know it.

    The massive overkill we saw displayed in Boston should make every freedom-loving American nervous. Very nervous. It should also serve as a warning to those who believe, if push came to shove, the police, and perhaps the military, would “stand with the people and go against the govt.” in the event they were ordered to say, disarm the people. Did you see any hesitation on the part of those heavily-armed authorities in Boston, even though they knew they were clearly violating the Constitutional rights of those citizens they searched and evicted from their homes?

    The people fear the govt? For those few people left in this country who can still think for themselves, they had better damn well fear the govt. But others would say, if the govt. gets to the point where we are in fear of it, it’s time to refresh the Tree of Liberty.

  11. Jimbo says:

    I think it’s time for me to get out of engineering and open an ammo mart.

  12. StanInTexas says:

    Jimbo, I will be needing the physcial address of your ammo-mart, as well as the website name.

    Do you deliver?

  13. Fiberal says:


    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah….whatever.

    This is exactly why “lock and load” bloggers look so damn ridiculous.

    You can stockpile all the ammo you can afford, but Boston and New Orleans after Katrina both clearly demonstrate that individuals here in America as well as in other parts of the world, and throughout history, surrender when the storm troops come.

    And for good reason.

  14. Rich says:

    DHS training video depicts gun owners as ‘militia members’ planning terrorism..

    Is this also part of an Army Manual or would that be for only Catholics and Christians..

  15. StanInTexas says:

    Fiberal, do not confuse Boston and Katrina as examples on par with the rest of this country. Also, there are plenty of examples of people who have resisted when the ‘storm troop’ come.

  16. […] As the ongoing attempt to cover up Benghazi illustrates, Americans have good reason for fearing our government: […]

  17. Another Bob says:

    I’m guessing the guy pointing his weapon at the home owner with a camera is not a oath keeper!

  18. Jimbo says:

    Fiberal – I use ammo for subsistence. What are you going to do, go catch food with your bare hands?

  19. Fiberal says:


    …confuse Boston and Katrina as examples on par with the rest of this country

    There’s no confusion about these liberal enclaves.

    The Australian gun grab is another example.

    Unless you’re a survivalist with a militia surrounded by better fortifications than a compound in Waco, TX… —even then, you are kidding yourself.

    Most of these “lock and load” bloggers seem to think that family and the family dog are going taking a final stand from the living room against cops, SWAT teams, Special Forces and the U.S. military with Four-Star Generals and artillery.

    These “lock and load” boasts are ideas that are just ideas. Worse, they’re stupid diversions that substitute in small minds for political activism that could do something.


    What are you going to do, go catch food with your bare hands?


    You probably want to stockpile ammo then, because under BO, I can’t disagree that eventually, like you, we won’t all be reduced to living off of anything that moves.

  20. Jimbo says:

    Good call Fib – ammo is for food… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! =-]

  21. Sir, A Jelly Donut, Sir says:

    “Since 1789 the only government on Earth that has the power to crush the American people`s liberties across the board is the government of the United States”
    Robert Higgs

  22. grayjohn says:

    Since Obama was installed there really isn’t much difference.

  23. TonyD95B says:

    RE: Another Bob says on April 30, 2013 at 11:14 am:

    “I’m guessing the guy pointing his weapon at the home owner with a camera is not a oath keeper!”

    Yep – and he’s not very well trained or disciplined, either. Military or police, there’s a whole bunch of stuff wrong with that jacka## BESIDES the way he’s pointing that weapon, starting with the fact that he’s not wearing his Kevlar.

    The whole bunch of ’em look like an undisciplined, unsupervised rabble.

    BYW, can anybody read the stenciling on that HMMWV? It ALMOST looks like it says “Military Police”……but the first word is not clear in the picture.

  24. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    Yet independents were the most resistant, with only 29 percent willing to sacrifice freedom, while 58 percent stood opposed.
    These kinds of results from independents seem to be a trend.
    There is a message for the Republican Party in there somewhere

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