Thursday, August 25, 2011

Americans are pre-revolutionary

“Americans’ lack of confidence in their leadership is so fervent that they are now ‘pre-revolutionary,’ according to pollster Pat Caddell… A new Rasmussen poll shows that just 17 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed, an all time low. This dovetails with a record low for Congress’ approval rating, which stands at a paltry 6 per cent, while 46 per cent of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt, with just 29% believing otherwise.”

The author goes on to talk about the possibility of black swan events which could disrupt the American republic in unforeseen ways. Rick Perry talked about succession previously. Who knows, maybe he is right. Dividing The Union in two might allow some of the inter-party hatred to be swept away enough so that things could be accomplished.

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