For years now, the left has tried to portray TEA party members as extremists and radicals. They’ve had all sorts of dispersions cast their way. They’ve been accused of anything and everything, from being racist to being crazy gun owning nutjobs.
Rasmussen has conducted a series of polls. (As that is what they do.) And the results are remarkable. As always, there’s a bit of the glass being half full and half empty.
For me, the most striking results were this…..
Sixty-six percent (66%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe in America today there is too much government power and too little individual freedom. Sixty percent (60%) feel the federal government today does not have the consent of the governed.
66%. The BLS has our Civilian non-institutional population at 244,169,000…… 66% of that is ~ 161 million people! 161 million people feel exactly as TEA party members do.
So, now the question is, who is out of the mainstream? Who is out of step with the people of this nation? Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) believe the opposite to be true. Twenty-two percent (22%) think the balance is about right. Who’s the radical extremist nutjobs? The 8% who think government hasn’t become too large and too powerful.
Some other notables…….
65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny
Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This is the half-empty part for me. Really? We have over 1/3 of the population who doesn’t know the purpose of our 2nd Amendment rights? That’s a national disgrace and an indictment against our educational system.
Back to the half-full……
….even a majority (57%) of those without a gun in their home hold that view.
You don’t have to own a gun to support Liberty! And this is for the politicians seeking to take our guns….
While there are often wide partisan differences of opinion on gun-related issues, even 54% of Democrats agree with 75% of Republicans and 68% of those not affiliated with either major party that the right to own a gun is to ensure such freedom.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of all Americans continue to believe that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Just 17% disagree. These views haven’t changed in nearly four years of surveying.
You lose. This is across the board. This is a unifying issue! Conservatives and Libertarians, are you reading this? Here it is! Hand delivered by the gun grabbers! But, you must act soon! Already, there are powerful Dems warning the gun grabbers. Seize the moment!