Majority of Americans Now Believe Government is a Threat to Our Rights
On February 23rd, gun rights activists all across the country are mounting what they call the Day of Resistance- a day filled with rallies and protests all across the country, put on by organizers and groups who fear that government overreach threatens their Second Amendment rights.
And they aren’t the only ones…
According to a recent comprehensive Pew Research Center poll, 53% of Americans now believe that the government is a threat to personal rights. 43% disagree. A whopping three-in-ten believe that government constitutes a major threat.
According to Politico:
“Men are more likely than women to believe their rights are under attack, and Republicans (70 percent) are far more likely than Democrats (38 percent) to say so. Three-quarters of conservative Republicans say so, as do 55 percent of independents. And as President Barack Obama begins a legislative push for stricter gun control laws, 62 percent of those with a gun in the home believe their rights are threatened, compared to only 45 percent of non-gun owners.
And even Americans who don’t feel threatened by Washington distrust the government and are frustrated with it. Only 26 percent of Americans believe the government does the right thing most or all of the time, and 73 percent think it does the right thing rarely or not at all.” http://tpnn.com/majority-of-americans-now-believe-government-is-a-threat-to-our-rights/