LBN’s Bob Donley reports that a majority of Americans “now feel threatened by their own government.” Donley points to a new initiative by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to build public housing in affluent neighborhoods. Donley suggests that the regulations might be challenged and might find their way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the years ahead.
Donley asks us to imagine people on welfare living in Beverly Hills or the Hamptons. “That’s a bit of hype,” he says, pointing out that the full details of the Obama administration’s plans are not yet known. However, one objective of the program will be to diversify wealthy neighborhoods.
Donley notes that a new poll by Rasmussen Reports found that 83% of those surveyed opposed the idea of such a plan. The poll suggests that most Americans now see the government as a threat to their rights rather than a protector. Here are some more poll results:
56% see the government as a threat to basic rights, up 20% in six months;
78% of conservatives now view government as a threat;
Only 54% of liberals see the government as a protector of rights;
And only 24% trust the government to do the right thing.
The new HUD regulations should be announced soon.
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