To say that America’s political scene has been tumultuous of late would be an insincere understatement, and a disingenuous disservice to the reality that we live in.
To put it more accurately, (and bluntly), we are at each others’ throats.
The two-party system was designed to create a rift in this nation, and the mainstream media has thrown fuel on the fire by transforming into an entertainment industry, reliant on our rage for their revenue and ratings.
A new poll shows just how dangerous the situation has become.
A new poll from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics finds a majority of Americans think the government is corrupt and stacked against them.
To probably no one’s surprise, 73 percent of poll respondents who identify as “strong Republican” respondents agreed with the statement that the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me.” But Republicans are far from alone in this sentiment. Fifty-one percent of “very liberal” voters agreed with the same statement.
Overall, 56 percent of survey respondents said that the government is corrupt. This included 66 percent of all Republican respondents, 63 percent of independents, and 46 percent of Democrats.
But here is where it gets downright worrisome:
The survey of 1,000 registered voters found that a significant number of people expect that extreme measures may be necessary to protect against government overreach. 28 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “it may be necessary at some point soon for citizens to take up arms against the government.” Thirty-six percent of Republicans, 35 percent of independents, and 20 percent of Democrats agreed.
If the old adage remains true that we stand united and fall divided, then it may be time for somebody to start looking for a parachute.