I’m conflicted. More and more people get lured into some form of government dependency every year, and this suggests Americans eventually will adopt a European-style moocher mentality.
This worries me.
On the other hand, I periodically see polls suggesting that the American people have very libertarian views on key issues.
These are encouraging numbers. And here’s another bit of good news. A recent poll by Fox News found that a plurality of Americans would not give up personal freedoms to reduce the threat of terrorism. What’s especially remarkable is that this poll took place immediately following the bombing of the Boston Marathon by the welfare-sponging Tsarnaev brothers.
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