Independence Day? 79 Percent Of Americans Are Completely Okay With The Current Level Of Tyranny

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Independence Day Fireworks - Photo by Andre EngelsOn July 4th, the United States will celebrate Independence Day once again.  But who in the world are we trying to kid?  Our founders intended to create a society where freedom and liberty would be maximized, but that is not what America looks like today.  Instead, we live in a country that literally has millions of laws, rules and regulations.  We have a government that is obsessed with spying on the entire planet and that tries to watch, monitor, track and record as much information about all of us as it possibly can.  A “Big Brother” surveillance grid is being constructed all around us, and our militarized police are becoming more brutal with each passing day.  Sadly, most Americans don’t seem too alarmed by any of this.  In fact, a new Gallup survey has found that 79 percent of Americans are “satisfied” with the level of freedom in this nation.  That is a very alarming statistic.


If most people believe that everything is “just fine”, then our leaders are going to feel free to keep doing the same things that they have been doing.

That is why it is so frustrating that so many American “sheeple” appear to be so apathetic about the loss of our freedoms and our liberties.

But it was not all bad news in the Gallup survey.  Let’s take a look at the good news first…

The Good News

The good news is that Gallup has asked this question many times before, and over the years the percentage of Americans that are satisfied with the level of freedom in this country has been going down.  In fact, the latest figure of 79 percent is the lowest number that Gallup has ever recorded, and it puts us below 35 other countries

Seventy-nine percent of US residents are satisfied with their level of freedom, down from 91 percent in 2006, according to the Gallup survey, released Tuesday.

That 12-point drop pushes the United States from among the highest in the world in terms of perceived freedom to 36th place, outside the top quartile of the 120 countries sampled, trailing Paraguay, Rwanda, and the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

So yes, Americans are way too apathetic about the loss of our freedoms and liberties, but at least the numbers are going in the right direction.

That shows that we are making progress.

And other recent surveys show this progress as well.

For example, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, 74 percent of Americans do not believe that they have “to give up privacy in order to be safe from terrorism”.

That is a good sign.

And Americans are more dissatisfied with the federal government than ever before as well.

Gallup has found that a whopping 79 percent of Americans believe that there is widespread corruption throughout the government.

That is a new all-time high.

And Gallup has also discovered that confidence in Congress has fallen to a brand new all-time record low…

Americans’ confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10% in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42% in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question.

In fact, Gallup found that confidence in all three branches of the federal government is declining.

So there are definitely signs that the American people are waking up.

But the numbers also show that there is still so much work to do.

The Bad News

The bad news is that most of the country still appears to be deeply asleep.  Our liberties and freedoms are eroding with each passing day, and most Americans simply do not care.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the TSA is fondling thousands of women and children in airports all over the nation every single day.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the NSA is recording billions of our phone calls and emails.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our police are becoming increasingly militarized.  As I wrote about the other day, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States back in 1980.  But today, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that a baby was recently maimed for life when a police officer threw a grenade into his crib during a SWAT team raid.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that police recently tasered a man 18 times.  In fact, it barely made a blip on the national news.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the Obama administration has discussed making gun owners wear RFID tracking bracelets.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that a new California law would allow police to confiscate guns based on accusation alone.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our public schools have been transformed into “Big Brother” indoctrination centers.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the U.S. border is considered to be a “Constitution-free zone” where officials can freely grab your computer and copy your hard drive.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that people are being sent to prison for collecting rain water on their own property.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that facial recognition technology is being installed all over the nation.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the Obama administration has expressed a desire to establish a national DNA database.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that our cell phones are essentially high tech surveillance devices.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that if you type the wrong thing into a search engine that the police could come knocking on your door.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that local governments all over the country are now using automated license plate readers to scan our license plates.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the federal government is grabbing hundreds of thousands of acres of private land all over the country.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that Bible-believing Christians are regularly identified as “religious extremists” in official government training materials.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that the federal government has identified dozens of different categories of Americans as “potential terrorists“.

Most Americans don’t seem to care that we have a president that is treating the Constitution like a piece of toilet paper.

I could go on for hours, but I think that you get the point.

We are becoming a little bit more like tyrannical regimes such as Nazi Germany and North Korea with each passing day.

We aren’t there yet, but that is the path that we are on.

And once our liberties and freedoms are gone, they will be exceedingly difficult to ever get back.

So please help us wake up more Americans while we still can.

Time is running out.

  • Cynical Guy 42

    It’s a shame how America is no longer a free society.

  • Magdiel

    The only way to fix this problem is by bringing another 1776 to this country. Bad thing is that with all the entertainment and the comfortable life we have today made possible by the advancement of technology the great majority of men are not willing to risk it all (much less their lives) to literally “FIGHT” for freedom and liberty. What a shame we are compared to our ancestors!!! I was looking into the local constitutional militia the other day in the internet and found that it had hardly more than twenty members. What a shame!!! We modern men are a total joke compared to our ancient predecessors!!!

    • seth datta

      Yes. Western peoples will not fight for liberty until it is too late, for they are used to the convenience and toys. The patriots and other potential ‘dissident terrorists’; will be silently removed from society over the next 10-20 years, leaving a society of sheeple.

    • laura m.

      magdial: Agree, most all men today are geldings, cowards, lazzzy self indulgent, apathetic to org. a militia and fight for freedom. Muzzled 501c3 church leaders/pastors are shearing the sheep and are IRS controlled cannot speak out on issues like pastors did before 1954 before the IRS bought the churches and shackled them.

  • TruthIsAll

    The apathetic fools of the past generations kept giving up slices of our liberty here and there thinking it wasn’t a big deal. A little slice here (for the children), a little nibble there (for safety’s sake)… now we’re out of cake. Now we’re going to have to bake a new one, but sadly most of the country is still busy licking the frosting. Putting the dessert analogies aside, this is going to require a lot of blood, sweat, and tears from patriots and tyrants. Unfortunately, the meek apaths will not raise a finger until the fight is won.

    Sometimes I wonder if those that didn’t sacrifice in any way even be allowed to enjoy liberty because they just piss it away. Heinlein had it right. You don’t truly understand nor deserve freedom if you don’t risk the ultimate price for it. I guess that sounds a little armchair commando of me, but there are plenty of broken branches in my family tree because of wars where men fought for what they believed was liberty. Can’t help but think mine will end up the same way. And unfortunately, many young Americans as well as liberty minded individuals around the world may be in the same boat. This is why you never compromise liberty. Those who do are simply selling the blood of their descendants.

    • seth datta

      Those on EBT or welfare should know that nothing is free.

      Free is when someone else decides how you live.

      And yet, many of them may still be okay with this, for they know no other way to live and cannot be rehabilitated.

  • Ken Chimp

    I keep trying to wake more up. But most simply do not want to believe that sociopaths and psychopaths (Owned & Operated by the wealthiest sociopaths and psychopaths in the world) are in charge of their government.
    They simply do not want to believe these people no longer represent them….and honestly have not for quite some time.
    They want to believe the faux two-party system, that two-faced Janus god of American politics, really works and that there is a real difference between the Elephant criminal gang and the Donkey criminal gang.
    Far too many Americans want to believe the lies, because they desperately want those lies to be truth.

    • America In Decline

      Only a full blown MILITARY coup can
      save America now …

      • TruthIsAll

        A military coup will just put another tyrant on the throne. That’s exactly what happened during the last days of the Roman empire. Military men generally will not put the welfare of the masses before themselves because they are still dependent on tax money for their own livelihoods. I know this because I was in that system some time ago. What will happen is a bunch of warlords rising up to seize power.

        No, what we need is for the citizen that has the most to lose to rise up and set things straight. I’m talking about the dying middle class. The super rich that make their gains off of speculation and robbing the poor are ill suited to lead because they will see it as a way to squeeze more out of people. The poorest people dependent on handouts are ill suited to lead as well because they will give and do whatever for short term gains.

        • seth datta

          Everything has been subverted over the last few decades.

      • laura m.

        Agree, since there is not enough civilian patriots to produce results attempting to save the country. Even older retirees are apathetic and don’t give a crap about their kids or grand kids. I quit trying to wake others up yrs ago. Prepare, stay low key and get with close friends for bartering. I am amazed at the stupidity of the over 50 crowd that me and friends come in contact with. If people don’t know what’s going on in gov/world by their 30th B’day write them off as losers! Stay low key- it’s over folks.

        • telena helotova

          oh honey I have foiund the young people just as ignorant and have fewer chance to mind break it.of course i find the sleep walkers all over and at all ages and know the wonderous rewards of disseminating THE TRUTH (p.s. am 60 didnt get really hep till i was 50 or so.regards

      • I don’t think military has an answer to the problem. Military always believe they are untouchables. So to the best of my knowledge, I think the worst of democracy is better than the best of military.

      • But is America not doing well as a country?

    • seth datta

      I was recently reading the comments posted in an online UK national newspaper visited by hundred of thousands of nit millions daily. The comments were fairly accepting of drones being used in the UK, with hundreds of upvotes. They all think that the government will use the drones to police shantytown areas of the UK, without realizing that the government will use the drones against the middle class public to keep them in line.

      ‘Keep your friends close,
      And your enemies closer…’

      We are that enemy to the ‘rulers’

    • Gay Veteran


  • K

    Well finally a Gallup pole I can agree with. I have been saying 80% for a very long time. 79% is close enough for me. I do believe we are making progress, towards waking people up. But the day is late, and progress is slow. I just hope those that are waking up, understand one very important thing. Words alone are never enough. This 4 of July, take some time to remember where this Country once was. Then ask yourself, what are you willing to do, to turn this situation around?

  • Kristen Marie Embler

    When I sit back on the fourth of July to watch the fireworks, I’m really going to think about what this country was intended to be like, not what it has become. I can’t imagine what the founding fathers would say if they were brought into the future.

    • Kent Harris

      Here is something to ponder. Do we advocate enough for what is right? The day is not done until we have said or acted upon our beliefs. So here I am and here I stand I will not allow this day to pass until I have done what I can. So take up your cross and follow he that is our Savior.

    • DB200

      Yes, we will let them watch “Amerca’s got talent” and I can imagine that they will not cheer like the idiots that they call audience but probably will weep about how their ideals have been crushed.

  • DJohn1

    We are human beings. What does that mean? It means that we are a poorly made copy of something else. There are over 400 genetic diseases in the human species. We are one of the only species on the planet with two double chromosomes. So instead of 48 chromosomes, which is normal in related species all over the planet, we have 46.
    We are relatively long lived amongst all those species of animals.
    We have a head that is almost too big to go through the birth canal.
    That pretty much spells out artificial manipulation of our species somewhere in our past. In the beginning of Genesis this is spelled out. Basically it says we made them to look like ourselves.
    On the one hand, we are the most intelligent species on the planet. We dominate. On the other hand, any time you artificially push things like that, you have a lethal combination of things that is likely to produce an unwanted result. That result being violence on a massive scale as humans attempt to produce a leader for it all.
    Every other animal on the planet accepts a barnyard type totem pole of alphas that compete for dominance over the entire barn yard. We often do not.
    What made the constitution great was that it allowed for a peaceable progression of leadership. What has corrupted it is the monopoly of the Democrat/Republican party. It is genius level manipulation that gives you tweedle dee and tweedle dumb at every election with one side taking one position and the other side taking the other on minor issues and they all vote the same way on any major issue.
    Less than 1% of the population has this desire to lead above everything else. The rest are betas. They accept the situation of who is leading them and go on with their lives.
    For that reason, 79% satisfied only means that people are coping with the conditions of their lives and have no clue as to how to change any of those conditions or the will to do so.
    21% of the population now has had a rather rude awakening one way or another. That 79% are people that haven’t arrived at that rude awakening yet and may never awaken.
    When the entire house of cards produced by this monopoly of government comes about, then you will see the majority of people want a change to something that actually works. At that point in time, the old monopoly will crumble. Will it do so peaceably? I doubt it. Tweedle Dumb is definitely dominant at this point in time.
    The point is I agree that it is all planned and is going according to someone’s schedule. That group of someones is going to be one big target when it falls apart. I do not expect them to stick around for the party.
    This is not the first or the last time this is likely to happen.
    This group’s only hope right now is that someone dumber than they are will start a world war. That is likely to happen in the Middle East with the current situation.

  • Bruce

    Sheep gallup? But Syriassly, Donbass wars have been nominally eschewed by the Bush-diving halfascist DESPOTUS! How can we prevent his continued serial reneging on his promises and Help Y’ALL?
    *C-shepherd (*Constitution)

  • donna

    essence of leftism is renunciation of responsibility for one’s own existence. so lots of this makes sense. also for many problems there are this not really much an individual can do alone. i.e. prevention of terror and security of country. What do u suggest as an effective mechanism for security if a centralized gov does not take responsibility for safety. How do these people get apprehended ? it is one thing to say we are disturbed that our cell phones are high tech surveillance devices how does the gov deal with this. i believe a lot of the passivity about this is based on belief of the necessity for these things to occur for national security. Idiot mayor of my town has constrained stop and frisk shootings immediately increase. Constitution protects us from “unreasonable” search and seizure obviously the NYPD was not being unreasonable in its choices

    • chapdrum

      “…essence of leftism is renunciation of responsibility for one’s own existence. ”

      Sheer and unsubstantiated nonsense.

  • TheRepublicOfTexas

    I believe that number is not representative of what the Americans who disapprove of o’care, executive orders, DADT, numerous extravagant vacations, multiple (costly in blood and $) long wars, etc.. think.
    The problem is the “fear factor” about voicing their (documented) opinion .. All of the bad press about Facebook, twitter, etc.. has folks thinking twice ….

    • kfilly

      If people are afraid to speak out against the government, they already need a new government.

  • Community College Student

    Any recommended prayers to say regarding our situation?

    • seth datta

      Dear God
      Please see me through this dark and difficult time
      So that my soul be saved
      Even though I be a sinner
      That I may be saved by thine grace

      • Richard

        As usual and yet again it needs to br pointed out that “God” was responsible for this state-of-affairs and that asking”him” to deliver us from it is like… well, what the hell.. I’ve written this so often my fingers bleed.

    • Jim Davis

      He doesn’t seem very interested in our situation, but I can’t say that I blame him. Looking at the general population of America, a bunch of fat, dumb, lazy, tattooed idiots, would any god want to help that?

  • Riki

    Praising AMERICA 12-21-1995

    AMERICA, the warm embrace

    I couldn’t believe what I saw

    people working of every race

    I’m still completely in awe

    Whether from Asia, Russia or Africa

    each group has something unique

    enriching the culture of America

    even coming from la Belgique

    The result is a beautiful mosaic

    in which all these shades of colors

    are woven into a picture prosaic

    without jealousy, hatred or horrors

    It is the highest time, don’t you agree

    to turn the world’s judgment into compassion

    to turn the world’s ignorance into empathy

    to treat our fellow men without aggression

    As we love each other unconditionally

    we can end the suffering on this earth

    and obtain for ourselves additionally

    a most gracious spiritual rebirth

    Keep going America on a par with the best

    for they will profess your superior skill

    your warmth distinguishes you from the rest

    for me you are “the Shining City on the Hill”

    Rita Biesemans


  • Riki


    I, will cry you a river

    And much much more

    My dear dear America,

    Once so beautiful !

    You sold your soul

    To a bunch of mercenaries

    Which entered your sheep-fold

    As wolves and goats

    You sold your skin

    To the highest bidder

    You resemble a harlot

    The new BABYLON

    Eating and drinking

    With the rich of this world

    Prostituting yourself

    For money and power

    And became a den

    Of thieves and murderers

    You forgot all about

    The One Who blessed

    You so abundantly

    Biting the Hand of the Blesser

    Embarrassed to mention His Name !

    Did He not teach you

    To be wise as a serpent

    And harmless as a dove

    Why then do you behave

    As a silly goose ??

    He invited you to His dinner Table

    He so diligently prepared

    But, you made light of it

    And went your worldly, haughty ways

    One to his farm,

    Another to his business.

    But as the Father of Fathers

    He waits for your return

    The return of His prodigal daughter


    Humble your pride

    And follow the Way, the Life and the Truth !!!

    Or, I SHALL cry you a river

    A river of bloody tears

    And much much more !!!

    Rita Biesemans 02/17/2003

  • Tatiana Covington

    One word: entropy.

    Four words: second law of thermodynamics.

    • Cynical Guy 42

      I guess you could argue that our society has decayed . . . in more ways than one!

  • John Mackerel

    Sheeple just can’t believe America can do all these things especially using US sponsored terrorism to justify our invasions overseas and spread domestic agenda.

    When did we become a country of people that accepts what is from the gov’t instead of questioning them.

    Liberty isn’t like a gun, so they can really care less when they take away something they can’t physically see as long as visibly nothing has changed.

  • Handog

    The poor test rests are due primarily to the media bombarding the sheep like people 24/7 with terrorist warnings. They believe the Government is concerned for their safety thus the loss of liberty and freedom is justified even though the border is left wide open for anybody to enter. Statistically Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by the Police. Add excessive force and the threat from those here to ‘protect and serve’ is much higher.

    • Gay Veteran

      indeed. the corporate media is nothing but the propaganda arm of the government

  • walleryia

    That poll is a lie and we all know it!

    End of story- End of discussion.

  • jkuoy

    thats because they are not yet affected or don’t realize normal is not normal

  • Geezer

    Can there be any doubt that billions of sheeple will take the biblical mark of the beast and be cast into the lake of fire for eternity. Repent, Get Saved, Get Raptured. Jesus Christ is waiting.

  • Actually 21% who are not pleased with their life under tyranny is a remarkable number considering how many Americans sit home and do nothing but watch 7 days of football and dancing with the stars.

  • Gillettestevens

    Part of the problem is in young Americans, especially those under twenty-five. They never saw an America before the militarized police force and the NSA. They never knew normal airport security, before the Patriot Act and intrusive groping. They accept surveillance by the government as “normal” and a part of the scenery of life. And they don’t recognize that they are in danger. There are holes in their understanding of history. And then there are the trusting fools of all ages. They believe the government is a benevolent, protective entity that wants to make us all safe and happy. They are a danger to us all…because they support those that would under-mine our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and seek to track and monitor American citizens like livestock. How do you waken people to a danger they refuse to look at?

  • DJohn1

    Logistically it is impossible to control all of the people all of the time.
    Doesn’t mean someone wouldn’t try to do it.
    At the very least, you will end up with the largest prison population in the world. Well I guess we do have the largest prison population in the world.
    The biggest control factor is in your living room. It is called a cable television. This box is constantly trying to control everything that you do.
    Smart TVs are capable of direct observation of everything within the view of the TV. If you are lounging around, you could be watched. If you are in your underclothes you could be watched. No public alarm needed. Partial nudity being common on TV. Even in your own home you have no such thing as privacy. The telephone is quite capable of picking up any conversation you have in the privacy of your own home.
    Searching your person without warrants is common anyway in all the airports of the country. That, by the way, is technically unconstitutional. They are expanding that to bus terminals and other public transportation.
    Someone should rewrite the consitution to reflect how government views it instead of the people.

  • Firstgarden

    “Most Americans don’t seem to care that the NSA is recording billions of our phone calls and emails.”

    Except for those of the IRS.

  • Firstgarden

    Let us not confuse “new glory” with Old Glory.
    Ne’er again shall the twain meet.

  • jazzword78

    When I leave my home and see how ‘asleep’ people are–it’s very worrisome. for the most part people just want to remain in their ‘little circles’ and pretend everything is okay just as long as they can have some level of normality. what they don’t realize is they this level or ‘normality’ is their prison instead of freedom. sure, we can still go to the grocery store, drive down the interstate, go to work, and son on–but every action of normality is now controlled and this control is disguised. People don’t want to look behind the curtain just as long as the stage looks normal. And when you try and wake people up you get the ‘funny oh brother he’s a strange on’ look. The churches are asleep. The family structure is under attack. Marriages are falling apart while divorce rates are soaring. Crime is soaring. Illegals are storming the country, corruption is on the rise while the evil movie and music industry keeps pumping out demonic filth to harm our children. Unemployment is soaring, grocery prices are rising, gas prices are outrageous–yet, despite the fact that police forces are becoming militarized, our vets are being murdered by the VA, and perverts are standing guard at airports to touch you, people go about their lives as if everything is normal. Fourth of July? Americans are now celebrating enslavement and imprisonment.

  • It is nothing more than human nature. Even at the american revelation there was only a fraction of support. IT is no different today than it was back then except there there is slighty more support for reigning in government. Revelations are always supported by a small minority.

  • telena helotova

    you are a ignorant fool if you believe that you know nothing and are a shilling jew with a haf penny head.

  • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

    And now the TSA is going to “examine” our electronic devices before we are allowed to board our flights…


  • Robert177

    Look, the reasons 79% people think it’s all fine, is because it’s a safe bet the majority of people polled have been educated in our public school system for at least 20 years or more. All governments know the key to molding minds is to “get them young”. And then, very gradually and slowly educate kids in such a way so that they come to believe it’s far more “normal” to be “watched over” and “controlled” by the government, than it is to have freedom. In fact, the very words “freedom” and “liberty” are being left out of curriculum. Instead, kids are being regularly bombarded with phrases such as “social justice”. Socialism is not something that can be spread across a large country all at once. Instead, it is a 20 to 40 year project. We are past the midway point in the project.

  • Mike

    It does not shock me. A recent show of the revolutionary war stated only about one third of the colonies population were in favor of breaking away from England. One third sided with England and the other 3rd didn’t want to get involved. Pathetic.m also remember the 47%? Take that away and you only have 29%. The second third will have starved to death or be killed after they realize their government nipple has dried up and won’t feed them anymore