Almost Half of Americans See Government as “Immediate Threat”

Many say the federal government is an immediate threat that endangers the rights and freedoms of ordinary people. Why does the government always want to scare us? Why do they want to make us always afraid of terrorism overseas? Why do they invent environmental catastrophes to use to scare us? H. L. Mencken said it best: The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series Read more […]

Proof that People Believe in the Second Amendment: They Want Armed Neighbors

More important than personal gun ownership, the Second Amendment is upheld because people want their neighbors to own guns. Not everyone owns a gun. But that doesn’t mean they don’t believe in the Second Amendment. A person who was not raised with guns is going to have reservations about bringing one into the house. If he lacks the experience and feels like he needs training, that will make him hesitate. Guns are also very expensive. So the number of private gun owners in America is Read more […]

How Many Homosexuals? Americans Overestimate their Numbers

When asked how many homosexuals there are, Americans give inflated answers. What about you? How many homosexuals do you think there are? Gallup reports, The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans’ 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, Read more […]

The Good News is That People Don’t Believe the News

There is no getting around it: in an age of lies and propaganda, a general attitude of skepticism and cynicism can protect society. It may make it harder to get people to join your movement, but at least they’re not joining anyone else’s. And it means that even if the liberals succeed in censoring the media, they still won’t have the ear of the people. So this is good news: CNS News reports, Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today Read more […]

What Happened to Republican Voter Enthusiasm?

According to Gallup, we’re not all that excited about voting in 2014. In fact, voter enthusiasm is “down sharply” since 2010. A majority of U.S. registered voters, 53%, say they are less enthusiastic about voting than in previous elections, while 35% are more enthusiastic. This 18-percentage-point enthusiasm deficit is larger than what Gallup has measured in prior midterm election years, particularly in 2010 when there was record midterm enthusiasm. Among registered voters, 42% of Republicans Read more […]

Economic Idiocy Among Republicans Doesn’t Mean John Boehner Should Support A Minimum Wage Hike

Usually, when the government refuses to do the overwhelming will of voters, it means they are going to ravage the public to bail out billionaires (TARP), or bomb some country to support terrorists (Libya), or raise taxes. However, in this case John Boehner is heroically (no, I’m not accustomed to using that word with him) holding against the tide. Naturally, the staff at Huffington Post can’t understand this. If Gallup reports that 59 percent of Republicans want a nine dollar minimum wage Read more […]

Gallup Poll: It’s Still Bush’s Fault

A recent Gallup poll indicates that two-thirds of Americans still blame Bush for America’s current economic woes. Though about a third of Americans blame Bush and Obama equally, most of us continue to lay the blame for the economic crisis squarely on the shoulders of the man who retired from the presidency more than four years ago. Apparently, it’s still Bush’s fault. There are a number of issues at work here. For one, economic policies don’t have immediate economic effects. For another, Read more […]

The Problem is Most Americans Still Believe It’s All Bush’s Fault

Most Americans do not like most of the policies of President Obama. If this is the case, then why do they still support him? Because a majority of people still blame George Bush for the state of the economy, and the President, even with all his faults, has their best interests at heart. The seeds of the economic crisis that hit in 2008 were sown long before the two Bush presidents. Today’s voters are schizophrenic. There’s a reason for it, as I hope to show below. Rush Limbaugh said the Read more […]