Americans No Longer Trust Their Government … 57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents

 

Americans have lost trust in their government and believe it is a threat to their individual rights. Our rights are endowed by Our Creator, not government. Don’t ever forget what our Founding Fathers states … “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government …”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such  has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. (Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776)

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What ever happened to the dream of Our Founding Fathers of a government of, by and for the People? It would appear that those days are gone as Americans now fear the very government that is supposed to be for “We the People”. The continual scandals of the Obama administration bring into play just how big, how out of control and how vindictive the federal government has become.  In a recent Rasmussen poll, 57% of Americans fear the Government will use NSA data to harass political opponents. Why would they feel like that, it’s not as though the IRS willfully and purposely targeted conservative and Tea Party organizations, while they have liberal and progressive groups a free pass. Oh that’s right, they did. Forget the fact that it is most likely Unconstitutional to collect data on all Americans to use at a later date, whether it is for national security or not. The problem is that when there is a situation that can present itself for abuse, it will be compromised. We need to look no further than the IRS scandal that obviously aided Barack Obama in winning reelection by harassing and preventing his opponents from organizing. And despite the fact that Barack Obama has told us that they do not listen in on phone calls, according to another Rasmussen poll, 68% think it is likely that the government is listening to their conversations.

Making matters worse that Americans have lost trust in their government is that 56% of Americans believe that their Government is a threat to their individuals rights. How is this possible that “WE THE PEOPLE” have allowed a government to go rogue? Another 60% say it is likely other agencies targeted Conservatives as well. We have a government that is “Too Big” to succeed. What are the chances that the IRS also perpetrated their illegal acts against conservatives to help Obama and ensure that Obamacare would not be repealed along with the 16,000 news IRS jobs that go along with Obamacare? Hmm, think there is a slight conflict of interest there from the organization that was to implement and enforce Obamacare?

The United States was founded on a belief that governments are created to protect certain unalienable rights. Today, however, more voters than ever view the federal government as a threat to those rights.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights. That’s up 10 points from 46% in December.



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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Americans No Longer Trust Their Government … 57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 15th, 2013 11:56 am

      Americans No Longer Trust Their Government … 57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents

      Posted June 15, 2013 by Scared Monkeys

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      What’s it going to take for the other 43% to wake up!

      What is wrong with the following picture? It would be interesting to know how many Republican senators were/were not in attendance?

      Senators skip classified briefing on NSA snooping to catch flights home
      06/15/13 06:00 AM ET

      A recent briefing by senior intelligence officials on surveillance programs failed to attract even half of the Senate, showing the lack of enthusiasm in Congress for learning about classified security programs. [WATCH VIDEO]

      Many senators elected to leave Washington early Thursday afternoon instead of attending a briefing with James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency (NSA), and other officials. ….

      Only 47 of 100 senators attended the 2:30 briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper, Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity.

      Read more:
      http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/305765-senators-skip-classified-briefing-on-nsa-snooping-to-catch-flights-home#ixzz2WHh6qpXb

    2. It's Me on June 15th, 2013 1:22 pm

      The stubid american people dont realize the danger this country is in. Congress and the Senate should be required to attend all these meetings, thats what they were hired for. When I worked I was required to attend all meetings unless I was sick or I would be fired.

    3. It's Me on June 15th, 2013 1:26 pm

      Woops, now whos stupid. (stubid)

    4. A Texas Grandfather on June 15th, 2013 2:09 pm

      The people need to obtain the names of all Congress critters that skipped the meeting. These people need to be outed and given a real chastising by the press and the people who they are supposed to represent.

      When the congress critters learn they will no longer be able to hide from the people, things will change.

    5. Rundmc on June 15th, 2013 11:08 pm

      This is some highly entertaining partisan hypocrisy!
      What you supported under Bush is demonized under Obama.
      Damn you Teatards are foolish.
      ________________________
      SM: You mean like the hypocrisy that Obama stated when he was a Senator and attacked? What happened to the no more illegal wire tapping of Americans? No more spying on American citizens not accused of a crime? Why don’t you watch the below video and actually educate yourself on the Obama double standard.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3XC7BhhZd0

      This is about Obama son and his forked tongue.
      R

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