A Majority Of Americans Believe The US Government No Longer Operates Within The Constitution

Tyler Durden's picture

A rather indicative poll released by Rasmussen earlier this week finds that a majority of Americans (44%) now believe that the government operates outside the confines of the Constitution, compared to just 39% who believe government does not take liberties with the precepts laid out by the founding fathers (and 17% were busy watching dancing with the stars to have an opinion either way). Some other unflattering findings on US democracy: "Earlier surveys have shown that just one-in-five voters believe that the government today has the consent of the governed.
Forty-eight percent (48%) see the government as a threat to individual rights.
According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are formed to protect certain inalienable rights." Not surprisingly, politicians are shown to not only be usurping and incompetent despots but biased as well: "As is often the case, there’s a wide gap between the perceptions of the Political Class
and those of Mainstream voters when it comes to the federal government.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Political Class voters say the government
now operates within constitutional limits, but 62% of those in the
Mainstream don’t share that view." Most worryingly, "nearly two-out-of-three voters (65%) are at least somewhat angry at the current policies of the federal government, including 40% who are Very Angry." That's 65% with not even a whiff of austerity on the horizon...

While we uge readers to read the full survey for all queries, the following financial-related disclosure is important as it shows that the path the government is on will continue to make the vast majority of the American population increasingly angrier.

If readers find these results disappointing now, we suggest waiting until austerity is adopted and 5 year interest-free installment plans are no longer offered on those 10 LCD TVs you just must have.

And while the topic of the Federal Reserve was not breached this time, the last time around Ben Bernanke's despotic institution was discussed, nearly 90% of Americans (those who actually knew what it is) expressed a very unfavorable opinion. The other 10% were probably all Wall Street executives.

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smashmouth football's picture

Whether this statute is enforceable/constitutional is doubtful, even in the government courts. Check these links for info about a recent Maryland case where a Circuit Court judge dismissed charges brought against a motorist accused of violating this statute.



http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/harford_county/ (scroll down to story dated Sept. 27 entitled "Motorcyclist wins taping case against state police")

Sudden Debt's picture

The Irish have a history of revolting. For them, this is like a continuous 4 day weekend!

The American on the other hand see it as treason and UNpatriotic to go against their government.

Also, after my trips to America, I can only conclude = Americans never get angry. They are always nice! For me that was scary! :)

OdinsBeard's picture

Heh, the Irish are revolting :-p


Seriously, I wish them all the best, but they'll only throw out one lot of tyrants for another lot.

Vendetta's picture

many are angry, they just weren't angry at you and therefore were nice.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

A  good example of this reality is the environmental religious fanatic Mary Nicole's who heads up the California Air Resource Board (C.A.R.B) in which there is no freedom, there is no liberty, and though there is a constitution it does not apply, all in the name of "saving the world". This is literally happening in the most fucked up ungovernable State in our Union!!!


Some of us are trying to draw attention to this reality...


You see appointed members of boards such as these that have the power to pass regulations are among the most threatening mechanisms in nullifying our Constitution.

Oh, and for all you green sick ass looting fanatical lunatics and frauds that believe CO2 is earths enemy, here is a must read which I hope helps deprogram your vulnerable "CO2 is a pollutant" infested minds!!!




Hulk's picture

Carb hires fake PHD's and then goes about bankrupting thousands of business's based on fake PHD findings. Of course when fake PHD is routed out,  phony PHD's program continues and is not cancelled (just put on hold for now). Its no wonder that Ca is bankrupt....

G-R-U-N-T's picture

One of those PHD's you're talking about is Mary Nichols' grunt, Hien Tran, who did most of the fraudulent compiling of research for her...This 2 bit fraud is still working for her because she knows if she fires him he will sing like a bird. This guy is a real piece of work...Hien Tran a fraud among frauds right there with Mary Nichols. These minds are really the sickest of the sick and most Californians still have no idea what they are doing to themselves.





gdgenius's picture

Um...44% is not a majority...so...yeah...just a heads up...

Bob's picture

The majority of respondants who had an opinion. 

caconhma's picture

Common people are just stupid and lazy. As long as they are not starving, there are no problems for the ruling elite.

Only when there is a serious split inside the ruling elite leading to an inability to rule, meaningful changes will happen.

Common people had nothing to do with starting the American revolution, writing the Constitution, etc., One should not expect that they will start anything in the future either.

mogul rider's picture

I had the pleasure of coming to your country for a conference last week. I had the great pleasure of watching a grandmother in a wheelchair yanked out of it and thrown to the ground becuase she wouldn't submit to a search. I tried to assist her they pushed me away.

Your country is mightily fucked up people.

These pricks should be hanging in the town square. Instead you quietly go about your business as if nothing is happening.I am truly afraid for you. Now that the "test" is done to see if you'd riot. The squeeze will only get worse.

Yet you sit and do nothing.......

When one of these pedophiles junks your kids what will you do. Did you know that apparently 5-9% of these people are convicted pedo's?

It appears to be Germany of the late 30's

Vendetta's picture

it is.  Yet if you peruse the comments in threads here and in other articles and pay attention to what some write, you will clearly see the result of thorough brainwashing with comments about socialists of Ireland and what not, as if socialism is rampant throughout the world when in fact the opposite is occuring thru globalism and 'currency unions' which is supranational corporatism in nature ... thus the perception and accurate comparison to Germany of the 30's which I see quite clearly as well... except we haven't had the hyperinflation to radicalize the populace. 

chopper read's picture

from the perspective of living here in America, i agree with your assessment. 


i also believe that the entire world is watching and waiting for common Americans to lead a revolt against global oligarchial fascists who have highjacked our country.  

cossack55's picture

The survey does not report how many of the 1000 respondants were dead Chicagoans. Me thinks the results are skewed.  On an independantly conducted survey by me, 72% were not aware there was a goobermint beyond the IRS.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

OK, Republicans!

Now is the time to show everyone (inc. doubters here at ZH) that you are different.  Same old Shi'ite, you LOSE!

LoneStarHog's picture

Is the Anole (misnomer is Chameleon) different just because it changes colors?

sporb's picture

PLEASE BE CAREFUL! I just about spat coffee out through my nose on that one!

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Replying to replies above.

We "unelected" the Ds.  This is about the last chance to see if the Rs are just the same ol same ol.  Give us the same ol Shi'ite: YOU LOSE!  No one will ever believe you again.

Probation, bitchez!

nmewn's picture

"Now is the time to show everyone (inc. doubters here at ZH) that you are different."

I nominate Senator John Kyle as hypocritical sphincter muscle of last week for slipping in a 200 million dollar earmark on unrelated legislation.

I really don't care what earmark's are for and I'm well aware they are a pimple on Oprah's ass, financially...debt/deficit incurring. They are however generally used in the process of legislation as a bribery tool...it is corruption made legally elegant. 

Chen, you may or may not have seen where I said would be more ruthless on republicans than I ever was on the dimwits, I intend to honor it...and yes I'm a registered republican.


chopper read's picture

agreed.  i've been hammering these fuckers in my circles:

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: 'Career Repugnant-con' CONVICTED by jury of 12 of our peers; can fleece us NO MORE. 1 more down, THOUSANDS TO GO ('DUMBO-CRAPS' INCLUDED)!http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_delay_trial

Vendetta's picture

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of  a day.  But a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

The biggest difference between republican and democratic constituencies are the republicans haven't figured out that their politicians are as corrupt as the democrats and that the biggest difference between the parties is simply rhetoric and not actions.  Both are owned by the money power which is looking to crush American workers thru globalization to introduce highly unpopular 'solutions' ...  like Argentina, Iceland, Greece, Ireland and soon Portugal, Spain... ?  All coming to a political/monetary kabuki theater near you.

chopper read's picture

agreed.  we finance our own oppression via our debt-based monetary system coupled with fractional reserve counterfeiting.

collapse and consolidation are built into the system.

samseau's picture

They don't even teach the constitution in schools anymore.

Citxmech's picture

I beg to differ - at least in my area.  The two kids I had T-giving dinner with last night (one was 12, the other 14)were extremely well versed. 

trav7777's picture

Constitution?  WTF is that?  Some faded document in the Archives.  Invented by OLD WHITE MEN who OWNED SLAVES, therefore, it is ab initio invalid. 

The ends must justify the means for the greater good and the children and all that shit

Uncle Remus's picture

By your reckoning then, it seems resaonable then that it would be ignored by OLD WHITE MEN who STILL OWN SLAVES.

chopper read's picture

great point.  trav has no philosophical foundation.  only vitriol and venom.  

cosmictrainwreck's picture

yeah - by God - don't fergit th' chillun'....love it how all some twnak has to do is throw in the current buzz-word to hokk 80% of the mob: "children", "education", "health" (with or without "-care") etc ad nauseum; oh I forgot "seniors" 

High Plains Drifter's picture

Did you know that white slavery was much more prevalent than black slavery? Of course nobody ever taught that little known (at least in today's world) fact to anyone in the politically correct, multi cultural, diversity is good , government schools. We the people give the Constitution life. If the watchman is asleep on the walls of the city, the enemy creeps in and destroys us from within. So it is now happening. Jesus Christ was recorded as saying the following statement in the Biblical book of Luke 22:36

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

I think I understand what He was trying to say to me
and how He pleaded for my sanity
and I am listening now.

trav7777's picture

there was no such thing as anything other than black slavery by white people.  And all white people must share perpetual guilt for this.  Diversity is good except if it contains white people.  That's because white people are evil.  They are evil for oppressing the indigenous populations of the world with electric power, modern medicine, and the lightbulb.  Nevermind the written word and wheel, which were brought to 2 continents by invading white debbils.

In fact, when you subtract out nearly all technological progress in the past 1000 years, 99% of the things ever invented, calculus, oil, nuclear power, optics, the car, airplane, computer, and pretty much every field of science and medicine, white people have nothing going for them at all, whereas diverse peoples have deepness and realness and all the cool factor you see in movies.

Calmyourself's picture

Try as I could, I could not find the list of white nobel laureates.

I think you just proved his point, reverse discrimination is still wrong.  Giving favor to any person or group as a result of their melotonin level is wrong.

ibjamming's picture

So in ALL the history of the Nobel prizes...blacks get 12.  And WHAT are they for...peace...nothing "real" like science or research...peace...peace for whom?  Black people.  Black people promote black people and they get a prize for it.  White people promoting white people and we get "junked" for it.  BTW, how's that "peace prize" for Obama working out?  A little premature in the awarding?  He's still quite active in the war department, in fact, he may have another on his hands in Korea.  Sending in the carriers was the "peaceful" thing for a Nobel winner eh?


Sometimes I do hope for the "great meltdown" so we can put those whining lazy bastards BACK to work!  No more welfare bitchez!  Time to do some REAL work again!


And no, I wasn't born thinking like this...it's 50 years of using my eyes...seeing how things REALLY are.  Racial equality is as bogus as most of the other propaganda that comes from government.


It's time to stop with the equality lies...

snowball777's picture

I'm surprised the warden still lets you have computer privileges, Charlie.

AVP's picture

Blue-eyed devil bitches....

cowdiddly's picture

Ohn make no mistake you still support slavery. Its just now they are Chinese working in sweatshops for 90 cents an hour making everything you own.

High Plains Drifter's picture

That is called free trade. The internationist corporation owners (whoever they may be, haw haw haw)  decided that they were tired of paying those evil white men , enough money to live on, so they decided to move their factories to a place where the wage scale was a lot less. Then they turn around and sell their chinese made junk,  to those silly white men , who lost their jobs, while these silly white men are shopping for bargains at walmart. Evil whitey gets again, drats....

Lucius Cornelius Sulla's picture

Roman Legions, upon sacking a city would kill all men of fighting age and enslave the women and children, taking their lands and possessions.  The booty would be held in trust until a triumphant march through Rome, slaves in tow with their possessions prominently displayed for the crowds.  After the procession the slaves and booty would be sold off, the proceeds of which was distributed, apportioned by rank, to the legions.  The censure would then allocate a portion of the land taken to the soldiers, whereupon they would take their families and settle.

High Plains Drifter's picture

Rome taught us evil Gauls to be civilized and they gave us the Catholic Church to make us fear their god.

OdinsBeard's picture

The "catholic" church as you call it did not appear for a long time after the fall of the Roman Empire.  Indeed, Ireland and many parts of Britain had been converted to Christianity long before Augustine the butcher was ever on the scene.  Just FYI ;)

Azannoth's picture

In the year 1000 half of Europe was still pagan

ibjamming's picture

Men need to grow their balls back.  We've been neutered.  Why can't WE have some good manly fun again!  I'd LOVE to go raping and pillaging...who's with me?

snowball777's picture

I hear they're recruiting in Somalia.