Favorable ratings for the federal government rose dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but have declined substantially since then. In November 2001, 82% had a favorable opinion of the government and in December 2002, 73% viewed the federal government favorably.
Positive opinions of the government declined through the remainder of George W. Bush’s presidency and have continued to fall during the Obama administration. Currently, 28% have a favorable Impression of the federal government while 65% have an unfavorable view.
We must remember our heritage is a heritage of non-conformists and independent people. Early immigrants to the new world were castoffs. They wanted to practice the religion they preferred, not the one the state dictated. They wanted to be economically independent and not rely on others. Even later, the people who came through Ellis Island were malcontents and adventurous minded people. They were courageous and willing to risk all for an opportunity and freedom.
We have people in Washington, lead by
Marxist/Progressives, who wish to dictate to the descendants of those courageous
and independent malcontents they know should live their lives down to what light bulbs to buy. The above numbers would indicate that some of that independent spirit has survived. The 65% know something is wrong; they are just not sure what. We who are independent and freedom loving Americans, like our forefathers, must lead the way exposing the inevitable destruction the Marxist/Progressive philosophy will bring.