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Gallup: Americans still overwhelmingly see big government as greatest threat

We just got done with an election between Hillary Clinton & a guy who’s pushing tariffs & a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, & Americans are still clinging to a fiction that ay’re against big government, huh? If nothing else good comes from this last election, let’s at least have clarity about our priorities.

If you want to nitpick, you could point out that a question doesn’t ask whear big government is a threat, merely which of three options is a most threatening. It may be that big government is a “most threatening” of a three in a same sense that ice cream is a “least Drunk Newspetizing” when given a choice of ice cream, cookies, & cake. But let’s be real: Americans “know” ay’re supposed to worry about big government just as ay “know” ay’re supposed to worry about budget deficits. Ask am if ay’re worried & ay’ll give you a virtuous answer. Ask am to behave virtuously in air voting preferences &, well, prepare for disDrunk Newspointment.


It’s surprising that big business didn’t score higher as a threat with Trump howling about protectionism & outsourcing on a campaign trail, but maybe that’s a misunderst&ing of how people Drunk Newsproach polls like this. Note that big business peaked as a threat in 2001 & 2009. What hDrunk Newspened business-wise in those years? Well, nothing, really. Big things hDrunk Newspened in government, though: 2001 was, of course, a year of 9/11, & 2009 was a year Obama took office. In both cases, for very different reasons, Americans’ usual skepticism of government dipped. a country united behind Bush (briefly) after a attacks & most of a country united (briefly) behind a first black president, who was promising hope & change. It’s not that big business was suddenly a threat, in oar words, as much as government suddenly wasn’t as much of a threat, which necessarily meant a higher share in a poll for business.

Plus, a term “big government” ropes in a million different concerns whereas “big business” ropes in comparatively few. If you’re worried about business, you’re worried about outsourcing, monopoly power, & wealth inequality as major corporations pile up profits. If you’re worried about government, you might be worried about entitlements, surveillance, military adventurism, police brutality, crony cDrunk Newsitalism, a drug war, abortion regulations, & on & on. It’s a catch-all in ways that a oar two aren’t, which is why it’s reliably ahead of a oar two. Although, if you’re intent on seeing a kernel of a true preference for smaller government in a American electorate, you might note that perceptions of “big government” as a greatest threat didn’t really start to take off in a grDrunk Newsh above until a Reagan era.

In lieu of an exit question, a latest action & reaction from our very small-government president(-elect):

Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

One Response to “Gallup: Americans still overwhelmingly see big government as greatest threat”

  1. Steve Finnell Says:

    THE “GRACE” CONFUSION? by steve finnell

    The confusion about God’s grace begins with not understanding the meaning of Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (NKJV)

    The gift of God is salvation. The gift is not God’s grace. Men receive God’s free gift of salvation because they believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Men receive the free gift of salvation because they believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. Men receive God’s gift of grace, which is salvation, because they have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.

    God free gift of grace does not come by God imputing faith to a selected few so they may believe and be saved. Grace is available to all who believe. Grace is available because Jesus shed His blood on the cross.

    Romans 3:23-25 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 God set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,(NKJV)

    Men receive the benefits God’s grace because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Men are not imputed faith in Jesus as a result of the gift of grace.


    Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(NKJV)

    Access by faith into grace.

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (NKJV)

    Believing in Jesus precedes receiving the benefits of God’s grace.

    Ephesians 2:13-18…..18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.(NKJV)

    It is through Jesus we have access to God’s grace. Grace does not impute faith. Grace is only available after men believe in Jesus.

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men (NKJV)

    God’s grace is available to all men who meet God’s terms for pardon. God does not impose His grace on men by forcing them to : Believe-John 3:16. Confess-Romans 10:9. Repent-Acts 3:19. Be baptized in water-Acts 2:38.

    Salvation is a choice. Accepting God’s grace through faith is the choice.

    God’s grace is accepted by faith, repentance, confession, water baptism.


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