21% Think Federal Government Has Consent of the Governed

Rasmussen Reports, January 26, 2014

Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

That’s up four points from the all-time low of 17% last reached in August but is generally in keeping with regular surveying for the past four years. Sixty-three percent (63%) do not believe the federal government has the consent of the governed today, Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. {snip}

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 21-22, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. {snip}


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  • If the 63% who didn’t believe that it does really did think that and started acting like that, the Federal government would fall apart in an eye blink.

    • Erasmus

      Let’s all pray that it soon happens.

      • Tarczan

        I am thinking this printing (or digitizing) of money to prop up the gubmint could go on for quite a while, maybe 7-10 years. If interest rates go up to even 5% the interest will become about $850 billion a year, about a third of what the fed gubmnt takes in. I just can’t fathom any scenario where the debt is reduced to zero and paid off by any mechanism other than hyperinflation.

        At some point, interest rates will skyrocket, along with inflation. My guess is that Barry will be back in hawaii when that happens.

        • DNA Explains It All

          The debt can NEVER be paid off, as all “money” is borrowed WITH interest from the FED, there is NOT enough “money” in existence, nor can there be. What we have is the monetary equivalent of two mirrors facing one another it’s an impressive illusion and nothing else. This whole system was designed to bankrupt, it has no other purpose.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Coincidentally, America is also just 63% white. Go figure.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Whites think this way because many see the federal gubbamint as the most deadly instrument of White genocide.
    Blacks and Hispanics think this way because it’s not killing and robbing and humiliating Whites fast or efficient enough.
    For the sake of these two groups, perhaps the gubbamint needs to return to merit hiring…

    • Erasmus

      For the sake of these two groups, perhaps the gubbamint needs to return to merit hiring…

      Surely you jest. But thanks for the chuckle. Do you really think a governing body made up of people who could never have done even half as well in the private sector would really want a return to merit hiring??? Please.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        My dad worked in the private sector for years after WW2. Long hours away from his family, missed out on a lot, made decent money.

        Eventually he decided he wanted something that while not making him rich, would pay the bills and allow him some time to spend with those he loved.

        So he took a civil service exam and worked for many years as a civil servant. He loved his country and always tried to do his best by the taxpayers he served. Took pride in his work, always did his best.

        When I went into the teaching profession, I did so for many reasons. Love of education and learning, a desire to help others, to serve my community, and yes, that time off sounded sweet. I was not looking to become rich, obviously, but I did foolishly trust that should I live up to my father’s standards and beliefs, that I could do some good, pay my bills if I lived within my means, and leave this world having done less harm than good.

        Certainly I wanted more money, but it wasn’t the not-really-so-bad salary that bothered me. It was all the useless, HARMFUL, garbage that went along with it, the harm I was doing by doing my job, and the creeping, spiteful, incompetence I saw growing yearly that brought me to hate what I was doing.

        It may come as a shock to many these degenerate days but there once existed in this country good men and women who truly gave a rat’s behind, took pride in their service, valued time with their families, and never expected to get rich.

        What happened to that?

        • Erasmus

          I am of an age to know exactly of what you speak, and I envision myself in the coming years telling my grandchildren what the country was like before the darkness set in.

          Even Teddy Kennedy knew twilight is upon us. I vividly recall an article by one of his Lawford nephews telling how at a dinner party Uncle Ted passingly alluded to the “wheels coming off” in the years ahead.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            This…never diminishing discontent…

            All the evil unleashed by those claiming and some believing to want to “fix all the problems” and “address all the injustices”…

            They are the abominations, these crusading and self hating do-gooders. In their wicked zeal to right all wrongs and make this world into some kind of heaven-on-earth they have succeeded in nothing more, in the big picture, than conjuring up a hateful form or Hell.

            Diversity means destroying all that once bound us together, mocking of noble ideas, denigrating any true will to decency, all in the name of creating some ideologues’ warped and misguided vision of good.

            “Democracy” has long since devolved into cynical mob rule, a tyranny of brown and black majority that intends to bleed every last drop of blood from their evil oppressor/wards until nothing remains but corrupt desolation.

            Totalitarian democracy is an abomination to the human spirit. No moderation is possible and all must be absorbed and utterly destroyed as individuals in a psychopathic quest to create heaven on earth by fanatic and hateful crypto-Marxist “intellectual” atheists.

          • tetrapod

            Wonderfully stated, my friend. Lyrical, almost elegiac. A very fitting tone for these dark times.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Thank you very much. I’m at my best when I’m feeling narcissistically messianic, lol…

          • dukem1

            In the coming years, it will probably a capitol crime to tell your grandchildren “what it was like.”
            I wish I was kidding, but I’m afraid I.m not.

          • Who Me?

            This is where the old women will come in handy. Ever hear of “Old Wives Tales”? They can sometimes hold more than a grain of truth, and sometimes truth that cannot be told any other way…

          • WR_the_realist

            Ted Kennedy should certainly have known. He was one of the principle perpetrators of the policies that are causing the wheels to come off. With the Department of Homeland Security putting in purchase orders for over one billion rounds of hollow point bullets it is obvious that plenty of people high up in government know the wheels are going to come off. The DHS does not fight foreign wars. The intended target of those bullets is us.

  • Alexandra1973

    Well, it sure doesn’t represent white interests. It doesn’t have *my* consent.

  • Spartacus

    63%…. That’s how many White people there are in the US, after you count out jews, arabs, iranians, etc.

  • Anon

    The US as a republic of free states with a representational democracy and capitalist economy within the rule of law and a constitution that guarantees inalienable rights is largely a myth. This is what our forefathers intended us to be but we’ve never met that standard. Only limited, even rudimentary government with most people assuming and accepting the responsibility of most functions we allow government to co-opt today, ever allowed it to be so. Our people think this way. Those who run our government are a small, secret society of evil people who’ve been around for centuries, causing problems. When Henry Ford wrote that all the world’s problems were caused by around 1000 specific people (implying HEAVILY that lining them up in front of a guillotine was THE solution), it’s these people he was talking about.
    The reality of the US is it approaches the myth wherever government is limited due to population being limited. The whiter the population, the more we live the myth. That myth collapses if even a handful of jews, negros or immigrants enters the situation.
    Everyone else lives the reality…the US as a communist oligarchy, increasingly a despotic dictatorship and banana republic. That small group of evil men make all the decisions and apply the law unevenly if at all. Anti-white genocide is the pattern in the worst places with all media and institutions trying to convince white people to allow it everywhere. Only to the extent that we are armed is this limited and I don’t mean that in an abstract way but directly. There are ten million acts of violence in the US every year, almost all of them done by negros with a large minority done by immigrants and almost none done by whites. Three million times a year a gun is used to stop an act of violence. This is likely to rise due to Obama….the number of guns in circulation has at least doubled. More to the point, ammunition manufacture has tripled and more and still can’t meet demand. Whole lotta white people arming themselves and practicing to get good with firearms of all types. Make of that what you will. Certainly, nothing in any media will give you a hint to how people think. Occasionally, important information comes out….like MASSIVE (90%+) non-compliance with new gun laws in certain states. What that means is any gun grab our country might have planned any time soon won’t happen. For now…..white genocide remains a stalemate.
    As far as consent of the governed goes. Do you really think people like Obama (or McCain for that matter) were legitimately elected? An unknown negro when never before has a negro gotten more than 5% of the vote. Then, the worst Presidency in American history with repeated lies and doing the exact opposite of all campaign promises. He somehow got re-elected. Consider Ron Paul. If everyone who has read any of his books voted for him, he should have easily gotten the nomination. Rock star crowds turned out for him wherever he went. But when the nomination votes were counted, his numbers were pitiful (because they were made up). Repeatedly, they did not match the turn outs for him in various districts. More than once, illegal acts were caught on tape and posted on Youtube for all to see. My favorite was one district where results were posted a full 24 hours before the vote was taken…..cough.
    Consent of the governed is not an opinion. We have no consent and no say, whatsoever. What people want as voters has no sway with elections and makes no difference whatsoever in forming policy. AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FOR A VERY LONG TIME…..longer than anyone still alive remembers. The question is, how many people know about it.
    And, as is repeatedly commented on, it does not matter. In order for it to matter, one or more of these things need to happen…..an economic or government collapse followed by a power vacuum. Intervention by another nation willing to fund an insurgency. The loss of a major war. Non-whites insisting on open race war and mass rioting leading to genocide (theirs). The collapse of the dollar as a means of trade. Civil war that does not involve white people initially (ie negros vs Mexicans). The rise of an alternative economy that cannot be controlled (the new versions of Bitcoin). Anything that kills millions of liberals or results in liberalism and all other euphemisms for communism becoming taboo. Massive war in Europe. The defeat of Israel by islam and a second holocaust (this one real). A takeover or mass conversion of Europeans to islam. The rise of militant Christianity.

  • bigone4u

    There is little pretense of gaining consent of the governed anymore. The reigning philosophy is we know what’s best for you peons and you’ll do as we say. Geez, have you noticed how government regulations affect everything we do. I’m stocking up on incandescent light bulbs (have 500 or more stored away) because the dictatorial totalitarians in Washington claim a right to tell me what kind of light bulb I have to buy. Everything is regulated and people who resist are being shot and killed by the militarized police departments. When the cop on the beat looks like a soldier you know you’re in trouble.

    • Alexandra1973

      When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

      When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

  • WR_the_realist

    The federal government sure doesn’t have my consent. I see it as an evil, occupying force. My taxes are no different from the “insurance” a small businessman might have to pay to a mobster. The system is rigged so that nobody who might actually make a positive difference has any chance of being elected.

    To our congressmen “defending the Constitution” simply means protecting the physical parchment it’s written on from vandalism. They have no idea what it says, nor do they care.

  • Anglo

    “Just 21% of likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed,”

    The most deadly deception in history: the Socialist-Marxist globalist elite’s conspiracy for a one-world government. An ultra-secret global elite controls technology, finance, international law, world trade, political power, vast military capabilities. They are invisible except to a few insiders. They answer to no authority.

  • Anglo

    English writer, David Icke, writes about conspiracy theories. His research shows that of all the 43 US presidents before Obama, 34 have been genetic descendants of just one person, Charlemagne, and 19 of them directly descended from King Edward III of England.
    This information comes from Burke’s Peerage (aristocratic genealogy). “Every presidential election in America, since and including George Washington in 1789 to Bill Clinton, has been won by the candidate with the most British and French royal genes. Of the 42 presidents to Clinton, 33 have been related to two people: Alfred the Great, King of England and Charlemagne, the most famous monarch of France. 19 of them are related to England’s Edward III, who has 2,000 blood connections to Prince Charles. The same goes for the banking families in America. George Bush and Barbara Bush are from the same bloodline — the Pierce bloodline, which changed its name from Percy, when it crossed the Atlantic. Percy is one of the aristocratic families of Britain to this day. They were involved in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament at the time of Guy Fawkes.”
    How is it possible that every single president has descended from European monarchs? If presidents are democratically elected, what are the odds that we would always choose members of British and French royal bloodlines?
    Personally, after reading this information, I’ve come to believe in conspiracies.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      It’s not hard to regard conspiracies as true when your ancestors died to the tune of tens of millions as the result of not one, but several conspiracies. History is all about conspiracies, after all the United States came to be because of one.

      • Anglo

        The more I look into the idea of conspiracies, secretive organizations, and the Powers-that-be, the more I’m convinced we don’t run the show. Our government is the enemy.

    • Alexandra1973

      If my information is accurate I’m descended from not only Edward III but also the Pierce/Percy line. Yet I have no desire to see this country in ruins.

      Who says presidents are democratically elected? I’ve heard it said that the candidate with the most royal blood is chosen.

      I’d run, except I’m female and I wouldn’t play ball with the powers that be.

      I also think that Icke is a bit nuts–his “reptilian” stuff.

      • Anglo

        Yes, I think the reptilian theory is weird too; but I was really struck by the information on the bloodlines of our presidents.

        • saxonsun

          Not weird–stupid beyond belief. Yet some buy it.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Considering how many generations have passed, there are probably millions of people descended from Charlemagne and the others, so it’s no wonder that most US presidents are descended from them.

      • It is estimated that 80% of white Britons are direct descendants of Edward III, of the 14th Century. What is also probably true is that 80% of white Britons are direct descendants of someone who lived at the same time as E-III who made a living cleaning manure out of horse stables.

        A few weeks ago, I had a short but futile argument with some fool on a YouTube comment thread. He thought that the fact that almost all Presidents have at least a very distant cousin relationship with each other was representative of some conspiracy. I tried to explain to him that that’s no conspiracy, just a consequence of a true nation in the sense of the word, i.e. a nation is a very very loosely related loosely inbred group of people. The given heads of state that a nation would choose would be at least distantly related to each other in some way, just as they’re distantly related to the civilians they serve, and as the civilians they serve are related to each other. Any two individuals chosen at random in a true nation are almost surely to be related by some form of distant cousinhood.

        It’s just that not too many Presidential relationships are close relationships. The only relationships between the Presidents that are close enough to matter are father-son Adams, father-son Bush, grandfather-grandson Harrison and second cousins James Madison and Zachary Taylor.

        The fool didn’t get it, and I shouldn’t have wasted my time.

    • saxonsun

      Too bad about the French blood.

      • Anglo

        I have some Norman French ancestory but I’m mostly British and German descended. Whether it means anything or not, I still thought all the British and French royal bloodlines of the presidents was thought provoking and interesting. So now, I wonder where does Obama fit into that?

        • Long Live Dixie

          The Normans were French-speaking Norsemen, as I understand. Thus not truly French by today’s understanding. Culturally and politically, there were a disaster for England in ways still felt today (our mongrelised de-Germanicised language, for example).

          Someone who knows more about this is free to correct me here, but I believe genetically, they were not a disaster since they were very closely related to the Anglo-Saxon natives and their impact on the gene pool was fairly minor.

          • Anglo

            I do understand these French were Norsemen. My last name originated in Normandy France, but the name is also English and/or Scottish. It’s hard (or not possible) to trace one’s ancestor back to the Norman conquest of England (1066) but my family’s ancestor who came to America, came from Britain, not France. Geneaology is interesting, but so many different bloodlines to investigate and eventually, it gets too sketchy (1600’s and beyond).

  • John K

    The 21%, along with the 16% of those unsure, are a dangerous group. Who might that 21% be? Likely those who benefit from welfare and other handouts.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Only a fool, or someone who benefits from taxing whites into poverty while their interests are systematically destroyed would think that way. The governors DO NOT have my consent.

  • John R

    Why would most Americans think like this? Hmmm, let me hazard a guess: Did the government ask you if you wanted a more multiracial/multiethnic society? Did they ask you if you wanted “people of color” to be given preferences over you in jobs and college admissions? Did they ask you if you wanted to see the day when you would be less than half the population? Or that you would see your job sent overseas? Or that your taxes would go up to support the children of people that hate you? Or that your culture would no longer be taught, or even respected, in the public schools you support? Gee. I don’t know WHY most people feel they are not represented by their government.

  • NYB

    When things are this bad, unscrupulous rulers seek refuge by wrapping themselves in the flag. Another 9/11 or Boston Bombing would be convenient for Washington. Vengeful war rallies the populace.

    We could have our daily ‘5 minutes of hate’ as the calendar turns over another year of the war on terror/war on drugs/ war on intolerance….

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I wouldn’t necessarily see this as a sign that people are waking up. I’ve had the misfortune of visiting some mainstream and liberal sites recently, and the left seems to be mad that their great black hope is governing from the “center-right”. I kid you not. It’s the old “there’s nothing wrong with Communism because it’s never been tried” idea – when actual leftism tries and fails, it’s deemed not “true” leftism, or leftist enough. A good chunk of the discontent appears to be from the left.

  • Long Live Dixie

    What happens when neither fears the other?

    Then you have a healthy, functioning society.

    It makes no sense to me that a lot of Right-wing dissidents think an ideal condition is for the government to be in fear of the people. When a government fears its people you have chaos and inaction. A government and its people should act as one.

    • WR_the_realist

      Governments and its people act as one only in the fantasies of fascists, never in reality. Even if this country was 100% white there would still be plenty of disagreement about what government should do. Governments are a necessary evil. To minimize the evil, governments should be strictly limited by a constitution, and there must be a commitment by the voters and the government officials to abide by that constitution. The United States has long lost that last requirement which is why we now have rogue government.

      • Long Live Dixie

        Governments and its people act as one only in the fantasies of fascists, never in reality.

        There are many examples from the West of governments and people being as one.

        Even if this country was 100% white there would still be plenty of disagreement about what government should do.

        No doubt, but that doesn’t mean that a situation where the government is in fear of the people is a desirable one. The government and the people acting as one does not mean a 0% rate of disagreement. It means that the people – even if they have some disagreements with the government – identify with it as their government and generally support it as their government. It is a government of the folk. That is far preferable to a system where there is a division between the leaders and the people such that the leaders are in fear of the people and have their hands tied to the point that they are incapable of making any major decisions or taking any real leadership role. That idea is a product of the liberal Enlightenment that is the ideological root of our present era.