It’s Official: A Majority Of Americans Would Give Up Liberty In Order To Be Safe From Terrorism

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Giving Up Liberty For Security“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
-Benjamin Franklin
It is now official.  A majority of Americans are willing to give up liberty in order to be safer from terrorism.  A stunning new McClatchy-Ipsos poll has found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”

Only 36 percent of those polled agreed with this statement: “some of the government’s proposals will go too far in restricting the public’s civil liberties.”

So are Americans really this stupid?

Have they really been brainwashed into willingly giving up their essential liberties just so they can feel a little safer?

Maybe they have.

After all, a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll says that 78 percent of Americans approve of the new full body scanners that the U.S. government wants to install in all U.S. airports.

So almost 4 out of 5 Americans are perfectly fine with letting airport security officials gawk at their naked bodies just so they can feel a bit safer from terrorists.

How sick is that?

The truth is that when Americans allow themselves to become so wimpy and so fearful that they are willing to throw many of their most important freedoms out the window, those responsible for the terror scares have won.

In fact, Amerika (formerly America) is very quickly becoming a brutal police state where privacy is a thing of the past and where free speech and alternative points of view are openly repressed.

For example, in a 2008 academic paper President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories”.

Infiltration of groups with alternative viewpoints that the government doesn’t like?

Do we live in East Germany?

Apparently we do.

Americans do not care about their freedoms and liberties anymore, so now they are being taken away.

And apparently the message of the most recent polls is that Americans are perfectly fine with that.

Police State

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  • It’s sad commentary on the state of the union and unfortunately the neocons seem to play into the hands of the fascists pushing us further into a police state in name of terror. joe

  • Steve

    “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both”.

    Benjamin Franklin

  • John O’Neill

    I’ve been awake since July 2006 and I’ve done quite a bit of research into how the world really spins. I found out that the world and all its sheeple (most people on the planet) are spinning around the sun in an elliptical orbit. The scientific fact that the earth indeed does orbit the sun in an elliptical orbit is certainly not in question, but not so for the sheeple of the earth. So, what’s the question about the sheeple? Easy answer. They may end up screwing all of us. Just read the article on this blog titled, “It’s Official: A Majority Of Americans Would Give Up Liberty In Order To Be Safe From Terrorism.” Specifically, the article states that a Mclatchey-Ipsos poll indicates that 51% of Amerikans (yes that’s a k) believe that it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from this bogus farce called the “war on terrorism.” God help us. Better yet, the article also states that a USA Today/Gallup poll indicates that 78 percent of Americans approve of the new full body scanners and that the U.S. government wants to install these zapper machines in all U.S. airports. If these two polls are really true, then I can safely say the rest of us (those who are awake) may be really screwed. I say “may”, because I have a little bit of hope that perhaps these polls are a total farce. Let’s hope that is the case. On the other hand I continue to do my part in trying to wake up people that have their heads totally shoved up their ***. Unfortunately, I have a co-worker in the office who says, “I don’t want to know”, – while holding his hands up to the side of his eyes as if he’s wearing blinders. The fool just doesn’t want to see. He is a willful idiot and his 24 year old son was recently accepted to the Army OCS (Officer Training School). His son graduates from college in December of this year, but starts the OCS in May of this year. They already told his son to get ready to go to Afghanistan. It’s sad. After over three years of studying hell on earth, I have come to the conclusion that all we can do is keep getting the word out. I’m hopeful, because of what happened in Copenhagen and what is currently going on with the Health Care bill; however, we must never ever become complacent, even after we could stand up and say we won. We must continue to fight the elitists of the world.

  • Roxan

    If our “representative” government really cared about security of this nation, it would secure the borders and expell every illegal alien and person who overstayed their visas.

  • Joseph Archie

    Give me liberty or give me death.

    What happen to that saying, when we were fighting for our freedom???

  • scott

    Well, just when you think people are waking up these polls come back to make us despair. There was a very similar result in Britain’s Daily Mail online poll.

    We can pray they’re fabricated but I guess that’s wishful thinking. If people haven’t woke up yet they never will, the ‘terrorism’ scam still proves the most effective it seems.

  • .Comfortably.Dumb.

    Remember not to always believe polls. They are many variables in the selection of WHO to poll that can affect the outcome as well. I think it’s highly likey that the USA Today poll you mentioned is rigged so that people will think “Oh look, most people think it’s okay so I guess it’s okay.” Quite pathetic.
    But people ARE Awakening to the deceptive, Soulless forces that have been manipulating Humanity for far too long. I firmly believe the days of the New World Order bankster elite are numbered. The Awakening is exponential, so WE MUST CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE TRUTH IN EVERY PEACEFUL WAY IMAGINABLE (BLOGS, DVD COPIES, FLYER, ETC)! EVERYBODY TAKE ACTION AND WE CAN RECLAIM OUR FUTURE!
    Great job on the article and thanx for all you do for Freedom, Tryth and Justice.

  • Peter Appleby

    Stupid Americans!

  • Peter Appleby

    Actually ,on second thoughts ,I don’t believe this.I tend to think that these polls are somewhat bogus.They are a form of propaganda used by the Control System.

  • strongbow

    To answer you question Yes Americans ARE that stupid really and it’s a pity really. They’ve been so dumbed down over the years that they can no longer think for themselves.

  • It’s too bad that the U.S. govt. has decided to lose the war on terror from square one by not recognizing it as a war between the West and radical Islam, and begin Muslim Ideological Profiling (MIP) to screen all Muslims for signs of radicalization and set flags for heightened screening. Instead, it continues to screen non-Muslims, diluting resources and letting the real bad guys like Xmas Underwear Bomber through. While not all Muslims are terrorists, most terrorists are Muslims, and 100% of suicide bombers are, and only radicalized Muslims are going to strap bombs to their bodies and set them off to obtain Allah’s promises of paradise for murdering infidels. With MIP in place, there would never have been a 9/11 or any Muslim terrorist attack on U.S. soil. What will it take?

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  • dragan

    polls are devices used by organizations to give credibility to an agenda.I dont trust this form of repesentation of the people at all.Who pays for these polls?Who initiates them and who runs them?Be wary people especially of an article such as this that is so leading and supposedly represents the majority of people.GOD bless.

  • Steve
  • Matthew

    For those here who comment something like ‘Stupid Americans’ need to know that everyone is the same, but the, now thin, wall of the Bill of Rights is the only difference between you and them.
    Lets hope Americans enforce the Bill Of Rights or ALL countries are done.

  • saturnx311

    The “War on terror” doesn’t exist and never existed. You’re delusional if you think there are enough “radical islam[ics]” to terrorize the most expensive and mighty military on the planet. This is a total fabrication by the shadow government of the US.
    Nobody wants to terrorize us, except in response to the brutal juggernaut of the US rolling over their civilians, raping and murdering evryone they could.
    The United States of America no longer exists; it’s simply an enormously wealthy class of people supporting an enormously “entitled” group of useless eaters, with the “middle class” all but gone. The rest are slaves to the NWO.
    Thanks a lot, fellow Amerikans. Thanks for listening to me. You will never admit the truth even when you are living in their FEMA camps; you’ll just parrot off whatever they say to you.
    WAKE UP!!!! And everyone grow a pair!!

  • happensdance

    I really think this is more a ploy by the Rupert Murdock owned U.S. media to pretend that all Americans are throwing in the towel and saying “uncle”. If you talk to many people, they haven’t thought about how these sleazy characters of the TSA, can perve on your wives and children in a back room with the full body scanners requested to use on all passengers in many airports. Do you suppose they have thought about having to submit to this full body scan from now on because there will be no cancellation of this order? Next, they’ll scan your brain…

    Well, one does have to admit that when any provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire, there will always be a ‘false flag’ operation to frighten the public into giving up more of their freedoms for ‘protection’ from criminally terrorist acts (remember these TSA can’t catch a cold but they can harass eight year-old children, babes in arms and other innocents because their names are on a bloody list?). Look how weak this entire premise is! “You will submit because we say you will and you will just lie down and take whatever we decide to do to you in the meantime!” Okay America you asked for it! Tell me about how free you are when you bend over and spread your cheeks on general principles. George Orwell wrote your story so well in 1948 (in the book 1984)!

  • Frankly, I think those polls are rigged. I’d like more information on exactly how the questions were phrased, how they chose respondents, how many people were interviewed, the cohort of respondents etc. . We’ve seen so many fake polls of late, why would this be any different?

    peace anyway

  • loktar

    the result of the marketing of fright …

  • Josh

    go to work.
    send your kids to school
    follow fastion
    act normal
    walk on pavement
    watch TV
    save for old age
    obey the law
    repeat after me

    I think this is just propaganda for the Govt. to make us think how they want us to think.
    America needs to learn how to think for them selves other then “just throwing in the towel”. People need to look more into what they being told.

  • Jeff

    if an honest poll showed Americans were 90%
    against giving up their liberties in order to be safer from terrorism do you think the Corporate
    ‘Ministry of Propaganda’ would actually report it?

  • 51%? That means 49% would *not* give up their liberties to defeat terrorism. This is actually a hopeful sign. In 1776 only 33% of Americans wanted independence; 33% wanted to stay with King George and another 33% were neutral. We won our independence anyway.

    I suspect that a lot more Americans would prefer to keep their liberties if they were offered a better way to defeat terrorism — so let’s give it to them. The best way to defeat terrorism is to adopt the Swiss system: arm, train and inform *all* the citizens. That would put some 200 million Americans in a position to recognize and stop terrorism when they saw it. Remember that, even unarmed, it was common citizens who defeated the last two airplane bombing attempts: Richard Reid the Shoe Bomber and Unpronounceable the Crotch Bomber. Think how much more those citizens could do — and would — if they were all adequately armed and trained to watch for terrorist actions; after all, nobody knows their own neighborhoods and workplaces like the people who live and work there.

    As for dealing with terrorists overseas, consider that there’s no point starting a war unless you intend to win it, and as quickly as possible. Let’s stop listening to the whinings of “World Opinion”, withdraw from the useless United Nations, tell our generals to ignore politics and concentrate on damn-well winning the war. If we fought the Arab terrorists as we fought the Axis in WWII, we would have already won by now.

    –Leslie Fish <

  • Moose

    What is the meaning of the “K” in Amerika? I am writing a research paper on how we are all losing our civil liberties and rights day by day, and am very interested in using this once I learn the meaning. Any help?

  • Admin

    It is a reference to how the United States is very quickly becoming like the old U.S.S.R.

    In fact, there was once an old television mini-series called “Amerika” which portrayed a Soviet-style takeover of this nation if I am not mistaken.

  • Please read my column on Progressive Islam and you will understand why Americans want safety from this failed ideology.