10 June 2009

I Find This Quite Interesting - And Encouraging

"Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters nationwide rate the U.S. Constitution as good or excellent, and there is little public support for changing the document. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% believe the Constitution doesn't place enough restrictions on the government. Only 10% hold the opposite view and say the nation’s governing charter places too many restrictions on government."

And . . .

"Overall, by a 59% to 23% margin, voters say there is more danger today from a government that is too powerful rather than a government that is not powerful. Those with Mainstream views overwhelmingly see a bigger threat from a too-powerful government. Among the Political Class, a plurality holds the opposite view."

Two questions:

What do you think?

*Would you consider academics "among the political class"?

Story here.

For the most part, I would - i.e., many (not all) are elitist in their views and think that "they" and the government are smarter than the rest of us and better able to tell us how to conduct our lives. (What and how to think, what to drive, Who or what to worship, what to eat, and what types of light bulbs we should use.) They are, according to this survey, woefully out of touch with mainstream America when it comes to government and the Constitution, not to mention their incessant nannyism.


chaps said...

After nearly five months, it should be abundantly clear that neither the Administration nor Congress is concerned with public opinion. They have the power and they will use it. This situation will change only when citizens compel politicians to consider their opinions. The ballot box is one way to do this.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Sadly, I believe you are right.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

This is encouraging...but I have to go with you guys and agree with "chaps."