Only 23 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Federal Government Has The Consent Of The Governed

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Have you ever noticed that no matter what political party is in power in America nothing really seems to change that much?  Sure, a lot of the faces change and there are some small shifts in ideology here and there, but more or less the policies of the U.S. government have been remarkably consistent over the last 40 years.  Have you ever wondered why that is?  Well, the truth is that America’s “ruling class” has an absolute stranglehold on both political parties.  You see, the little lie that we were told that “anyone can grow up and be president” simply is not true.  Living the American Dream takes connections.  Without the backing of the “establishment”, you simply are not going to go very far in politics.  In fact, without the “establishment” you aren’t going to go very far in law, the corporate world, the media or in the highest levels of education either.  Sure you might experience some success on the lower levels, but without fully becoming “connected” to the establishment to at least some degree you just are not going to advance to become one of the elite in any of those fields.


For decades, average Americans have felt a sense of growing frustration that their voices were not being heard in the halls of government, but most of them could never really figure out why.  But now more people than ever are waking up and are realizing that the majority of Americans, and anyone who would represent them properly, are being systematically excluded from politics by America’s ruling class.  In fact, a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey has found that just 23% of American voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.

That is a stunningly low figure.  But millions of Americans are becoming fed up with a system where nothing changes no matter who they vote for.  The Rasmussen poll also found that 68% of U.S. voters believe that the “political class” doesn’t care what most Americans think.

And the cold, hard truth is that they don’t.

That may come as a shock to many of you, but the reality is that the ruling class is taught from a young age that the “highly educated” should be making decisions for the rest of society that foolishly clings to their “religious superstitions and traditional values”.

I personally spent 8 years studying at universities where I saw this philosophy being shoved down the throats of young students day after day after day.

Once upon a time, the institutions of higher learning across the United States had a wide array of ideologies.  But today, universities from coast to coast have become so uniform in the belief systems that they teach that it is absolutely frightening.  The truth is that American universities have become indoctrination centers for the philosophy of America’s ruling class.  You can’t get a “good job” and advance without a college degree, but you can’t get a college degree without receiving years of indoctrination in areas such as environmentalism, globalism, Darwinian evolution, feminism, sexual liberation and radical politics.

Not only that, but America’s ruling class also tightly controls the media.  Have you ever noticed how any candidate that is outside the establishment is branded as “too extreme” by the mainstream media and we are told that “they don’t have a realistic chance”?

The same big media companies control the movies and television shows we watch, the music we listen to and even the video games that we play.  So when our children are done being indoctrinated at school all day long, they come home and receive indoctrination through their entertainment.  In the process, the next generation of America’s ruling class is being molded and shaped to take their places in the system.

In his amazing article for The American Spectator, author Angelo M. Codevilla describes the cohesiveness that all of this indoctrination has achieved for the ruling class….

Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what business or profession they are in, their road up included government channels and government money because, as government has grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become indistinct. Many began their careers in government and leveraged their way into the private sector. Some, e.g., Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, never held a non-government job. Hence whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government.

But doesn’t the ruling class include our best and brightest?


The truth is that grade inflation is so rampant today that almost everyone gets good grades.  But those with “connections” are able to get their children into the top schools.  George W. Bush was not a top student, but he got into Yale.  The vast majority of the rest of us have little to no chance of getting into a school like that.

At schools like Yale, Harvard and Stanford, the future leaders of America’s ruling class are soaked in a radical form of “liberalism” that most Americans would find completely shocking.

If most of you only knew what was going on.  The reality is that our education system is a joke and it is much more about indoctrination than it is about education.

Most Americans could never figure out how our government, our legal system, our education system and our media got so liberal, but when you really analyze the situation it makes perfect sense.

And it also explains why liberals are the most pleased with our current government.  The Rasmussen poll referred to earlier found that 58% of liberal voters believe that the federal government has the consent of the governed, while only 23% of Americans as a whole believe that.

The truth is that in recent years Americans have increasingly lost faith in their government.


Because our representatives are not listening to us.

The American people were overwhelmingly against the Wall Street bailouts but our “representatives” shoved them down our throats anyway.

The American people were against the “health care reform bill” by a large margin, but Obama and the Democrats charged ahead with it anyway because they “know better” than us.

Every poll shows that the majority of Americans support Arizona’s new immigration law, but the Obama administration doesn’t care.  They are so radically against it that they have taken the state of Arizona to court.

This kind of arrogance by our government officials is making an increasing number of Americans absolutely sick.  Now a large percentage of Americans do not believe that the government will keep even their most basic promises to us.  According to a new poll, six of 10 non-retirees believe that Social Security won’t be able to pay them benefits when they stop working.

For a long time when I told people that I didn’t believe that I would ever see a dime of Social Security money I thought that I was being extreme.

Now it turns out that a solid majority of Americans hold the exact same view.

Fortunately we live at a time when millions and millions of Americans are waking up.  One way that this awakening has manifested is through the Tea Party movement.  It is one of the greatest grass roots political movements that we have seen in American history, and many hope that real change can be brought about by it.

However, as we have already seen, the Tea Party movement is plagued by controversies and infighting and the mainstream media rips it every chance that it gets.

The truth is that it is going to be hard for anyone to take control away from America’s ruling class.  They are simply way too entrenched and are way too powerful.

But perhaps you disagree.  Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments section below….

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  • Benito

    I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    As for the undocumented workers, as was attributed to Ronald Reagan “It’s the Economy, Stupid”. When the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. This too will pass, the real problem is the narcos, arms and people smugglers and that’s what the focus should be on.

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  • Gary

    This is like Bush JR being born on third base and thinking he hit a triple. There is no conceivable way anyone can think there is equal opportunity in America. I think for the most part the article got it exactly right. It is sickening that we can not get a third or fourth party. The Dems are far superior to the rupubes but they both really suck.

  • gw

    Another great article. Thanks.

    I agree with everything in the article except I’m not sure about the Arizona immigration law. Isn’t there risk in giving law enforcement that kind of vague but intrusive power? I’m all for reducing illegal immigration but I think I favor the approach outlined by Ron Paul; eliminate the incentives to come here illegally. I dunno, maybe it’s just the fact that I tan nicely and I don’t shave everyday. I can imagine being detained in Arizona and asked to show my papers. That would tweak my ass. (I’m a natural born citizen)

    Maybe there is a parallel with gun control laws. Instead of giving government more power to regulate firearms I favor enforcing existing laws pertaining to crimes committed with guns.

  • Glen

    You hit the nail on the head. Bulls eye!! Prepare for the next two years, they will be hell.

  • wulfmankarl

    The partisan point of Codevilla’s article: the majority (country party) intend to REMAKE the Republican party into a force the will TAKE BACK THE POWER that the Ruling Class usurped, and restore the democratic republic.

    The Ruling Class extorted their power using
    1) Race and class hustles to extort redistributive arbitrary “discretionary” legislation
    2) Bureaucracy. Vague legislation was used to embed permanent and unaccountable bureaucracies that can be used to extort preferred private biz actions
    2) Oligarchy. Fascist capture of oligarch companies was achieved by threat of regulation and litigation. In exchange for gouged taxes and fees, labor and hiring concessions, politically correct biz decisions, and support of statist initiatives, the Ruling Class secured the oligarchs’ market shares thru tailored regs and keeps them alive with bailouts. These state-controlled monopolies are lost causes…abominations of captialism, and the co-opted remaining “competitive” industries are reeling like lobotomized mental patients under this arbitrary mind-control 1984-style nanny state.

    The people will stop this crap, one way or another. And they better fear the other.

  • Greg

    Why do Mexicans think that enforcing laws is discriminatory? Why do Mexicans tell America that there should be no restriction on the enforcement of immigration laws for this nation when Mexico, like virtually every other nation, strictly enforces immigration laws? Why are Americans so stupid that we allow this nonsense from the Mexicans?

  • nob hill

    The Teabaggers are not a grass roots movement. It’s just a bunch of frustrated old white people with spare time on their hands ginned up by professional agitators like Dick Armey who has cleverly and opportunistically taken advantage of white America’s collective freak-out over a black man daring to run for, then actually getting elected President. (He didn’t have to wait around for a 5-4 Republican Supreme Court to appoint him.)

  • Greg

    Suggestion to the administrator – disgusting references to the perverse actions homosexuals perform on one another should be purged. nob is referencing a despicable homosexual activity in his derogatory remarks toward the Tea Party. I could care less which party he supports but do not want to reminded of the grotesque and despicable perversions that the perverts perform on one another when I read the blogs on this site.

  • Greg

    nob – interesting that perverts on the one hand boldly claim there is nothing wrong with their perversion and they even blaspheme God by stating he condones their perversion and created them as perverts, yet the same perverts seek to insult those they hate by labeling them as the same type of perverts and by implying that they perform the same perverted actions as the perverts. Is there a dichotomy here in arguing that perversion is OK on the one hand but denigrating others by labeling them as perverts when you want to insult them?

  • Chris

    nob – you can bury your head in the sand if you like. Obama was elected with a clear mandate for change; he has tried to get everyone around the table in a collective/corporate manner when he should have been ready for a fight. The people would have backed him, maybe they still would. You can dismiss the TEA party all you want, but people are angry and this will get a lot worse given the economic situation. You guys were founded by fighting against a power that would not listen – a superpower at the time. The same thing could happen again unless things change. Or maybe the Chinese will do it for you

  • Dogmeat

    Yeah, Nob, they are called the Tea Bag Party, get it right, OK! Remember when they were just starting out they sent tea bags to Congress and Senate. Thanks for the momories Tea Bag Party.

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of “Unintended Consequences” or “Blowback”? Was he working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

    The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we’re likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they’re going to do everything they can to derail Obama’s policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

    That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the “middle” to placate voters. As we’ve seen over the last decade, the “middle” in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we’ll have a political landscape of a conservative party and rat**** insane parties. The former, given it’s track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it’s track record, loudly screaming “socialism, communism, fascism!!!”

    If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.

  • nob hill


    The Tea******* named themselves. There are plenty of signs from Tea****** protests that show this. Just Google it, if you know how. Your obsession with homosexuals is really interesting from a psychological point of view. And, FYI, the practice you speak of is not limited to homosexuals. It’s also done by heterosexuals. Are they “perverts” too?


    The people I saw in the Tea****** Rally here on April 14th were not Obama voters. They’re in this movement because Obama won, because he has done many of the things he said he was going to do. These people are poorly educated, old, white and very scared. The last thing they are interested in is change of any kind.

  • Greg

    Thanks for the update nob. Keep in mind that the Tea Party has been infiltrated with plants to discredit the movement with various techniques and those signs you refer to were likely part of that process. A homosexual on CNN referred to them in the same derogatory manner that you do and he knew quite well what he was saying.

    People who are caught up in perversion generally assume that there is a “psychological” issue with those who oppose it. One of the most amazing scriptures in the Bible is Genesis 19:11. When the homosexuals were attempting to rape the angels they were struck with blindness, yet they continued all night long trying to find the doorway to fulfill their desire to rape them. That is one of the most astounding examples to demonstrate how the mind of the perverts is completely taken over when Satan traps people in that deathstyle. We are now seeing this same type of insane rage from the homosexuals as demonstrated in Rhode Island, for example, at the pro-marriage rally. Many ignorant people like to pretend that the homosexual deathstyle is some benign, personal issue and that it has no effect on society. America is on the verge of chaos and I will soon be at great risk for expressing the truth about homosexuality. We are all going to see how tolerant the homosexuals are now that they are getting the satanically delivered power they so long for. The major reason for the rage is that homosexuals tell themselves that once they attain some level of acceptance they will be happy. Once they find out that it does not bring them happiness they get more frustrated and pursue the next level of acceptance. Ignorant people tend to continue to cave in until the perverted few attain dominance but that too does not bring them satisfaction. The continued frustration of achieving the “dream” of having the perversion accepted by society turns the perverts to violence and rage because nothing they sought brings them fulfillment. Unfortunately, very few realize that their fulfillment is in rejecting the perverted lifestyle and living according to God’s law.

  • Dogmeat,

    I’m quite happy with Scott Brown.

    He voted for the fake financial reform bill, which is fine. While there’s no financial reform in it, it’s generally harmless. So Scotty gets to look like a bipartisan compromiser to his leftist Massachusetts electorate by voting for a meaningless bill.

    As for “helping the President,” go ask your friends and neighbors, “Hey, what do think about that awesome financial reform? What a win, huh?” As if a complete farce of a bill written by the corrupt Dodd and Frank is going to swing any moderates or turn out any base.

    Go Scotty B!!!

    As for the overall Tea Party, sure there are some nuts. But mainstream Republicans (Boehner et. al.) are the ones who drove this country into a ditch along with Bush and the Democrats. We need reform so desperately that I’ll take a few kooks along with the wave of reformers.

  • Roger

    The financial reform bill is hardly “harmless”. It gives unprecedented power to the Federal Reserve to take over banks, change the management and pay structure or shut them down if they arbitrarily threaten the financial system. All this power given to the people who are responsible for this economic crisis in the first place – The Federal Reserve. A private bank with entangling political connections that has the power to set the most sacred of prices – the price of money or the interest rate. Also this bill exempts the SEC from the Freedom of Information Act among other atrocities.

    nob- your attack of the Tea Party is a sign you are scared. The old days where you could get away with slowly eroding our liberties through your social programs is going to end. Enjoy your Social Security while you can sucker.

  • Publius

    Nob, the Tea Party Movement has a zillion local sections, spontaneous, eclectic, and truly grassroots. Generally–with some variations from group-to-group–we stand for smaller government, that lives within its means, according to the Constitution. Some groups add “free markets.”

    All these are different ways of describing the same thing–freedom. That’s the secret of America’s success, freedom, but a thing which is always compromised the bigger government gets. Why, the very word “govern” means to restrain, to control, to restrict. And consider: all government comes at expense of the governed, who must support it. The bigger it gets, perforce the harder becomes to support it; the more it does, the more expensive and intrusive it must be.

    That’s not to rail against all government. Government is certainly necessary and needed, but two hundred billion tons of a good thing is not necessarily a good thing.

    That’s it. Like the original Tea Party, we stand for liberty, we stand against heavy-handed intrusions, and against a leviathan that dictates the people’s every task. We are the American Revolution, the same one of our founding, alive and well today.


  • unohoo

    Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

    My prayers go out to the people who have nothing to do but go with the direction of the demise of the American way.

    The people are innocent; most every one of them . . . I hope that more will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ in days ahead.