Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights

The peasants are getting upset….

And this is from a CNN poll, which is typically liberal-left propaganda outfit.

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

The problem is not just the liberal Big Government Democrats, but also the liberal Big Government Republicans. The item below indicates how the former Republican candidate for Prez. now is seeking a "new issue" he can get voters to rally around, to boost his sinking poll numbers in the Arizona election later this year.

Beware of McCain’s Freedom-Destroying Dietary Supplement Regulatory Bill

So he now wants to "regulate" vitamins and herbs. But with the FDA in charge, that means you’ll have to go to your local MD to get a prescription, and then purchase them at a pharmacy, at prices 10 times what you pay today at the health food stores, or via on-line catalogs. And instead of getting the health-promoting 1000mg Vitamin C capsules, or 1000iu of E, which are typically freely available in the USA, you’ll only be "allowed" something with one-tenth that amount. This already is the case in Europe. Even the FDA language reflects this Big Brother attitude. When I was young, the FDA set a "Minimum Daily Requirement" of Vitamin quantities. That was the amount you needed every day just to stay minimally healthy, and it reflected a rational outlook. Today, the vitamin numbers are the same but it has been re-cast into Orwellian double-speak, and is called "Recommended Daily Allowance". Got that? All you young ones who want more socialism, can you figure out what is going on in those simple changes of phrase? What once was the bare-bones requirement to keep you alive, is now what Big Brother "recommends" as your "allowance". Here you go, and that’s all you are allowed. They’d like to change that into the "Maximum Permissible Dose", where compulsion with punishments for the disobedient can be instituted, but have not (yet) the power to do so.

Doesn’t that make you feel a whole lot better, that someone in Big Government cares about you so much? Long Live Big Brother!

It reminds me of the title of this important book:

Death by Government

by R. J. Rummel

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