Many Say Gov Operates Unconstitutionaly

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    Many Say Government Now Operating Outside the Constitution - Rasmussen Reports

    Voters are clearly dubious about the size and scope of today’s federal government.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government currently operates within the limits established by the Constitution of the United States.

    Forty-four percent (44%) disagree and say it is not functioning within those limits, while another 17% aren’t sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Earlier surveys have shown that just one-in-five voters believe that the government today has the consent of the governed. Forty-eight percent (48%) see the government as a threat to individual rights. According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are formed to protect certain inalienable rights.

    Most Americans think the Constitution is just fine the way it is and should be left alone. But 39% say the governing document doesn’t put enough restrictions on what the government can do.

    As is often the case, there’s a wide gap between the perceptions of the Political Class and those of Mainstream voters when it comes to the federal government. Eighty-three percent (83%) of Political Class voters say the government now operates within constitutional limits, but 62% of those in the Mainstream don’t share that view.
     
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    i guess this is no surprise. what's amazing is that we as a public weren't willing to do something about it, until now. goverment is a big fat overpaid underworked inneffecient monster hanging on our collective back, sucking the life out of it's own country, the one it's supposed to protect.

    it does alot of good things too though, like the military.
     
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    What's really interesting is if you click on the link in the OP you have to subscribe to get their methodology beyond the briefest of overviews, the questions asked or their definitions of terms used like "Political Class".

    You can get a lot of platitudes for free though.

    I think I'll stick with my usual complete indifference to polls for this one too. Lies, damn lies and statistics...
     
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    well, notwithstanding that the polls were pretty much dead on for the last election; and my guy nate silver once again nailed it...

    this particular thread is pretty bogus.

    and what *is* a "political class"???
     
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    Who knows? Gotta pay $19.95 to find that out. :lol:
     
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    same thing was true for the obama campaign site, i didn't want to join to get a "backstage pass" for that production so i dint...
     
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    given the preview we saw, i think i'll save my money. lol.
     
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    political class is like "ruling class" liberal elite in this case.
     
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    The government violates the Constitution? That can't be right. :eek:

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    Will let you work out the constitutional violation above for yourselves. :tongue:
     
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    So you got suckered for the $19.95 a month? Or are you just guessing?
     

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