Friday, October 23, 2009

Could the Government be less responsive?

In a republic based on democratic principles, one expects the government will respond to the demands of its citizenry. In a government originally supposed to be a citizen government, not one comprised of professional politicians, we should expect even more.

This is inexplicable, then.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that nearly three-quarters of all Americans would like to see a decrease in the number of illegal immigrants in the country.

Seventy-three percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday morning called for a drop in the number of illegal immigrants, with 22 percent saying the number should remain the same and just 3 percent stating that there should be an increase in the number of illegal immigrants. That 73 percent figure is the highest number since CNN started asking this question four years ago.

According to the poll, 37 percent want to see all illegal immigrants deported, also the highest number since the questions was first asked in 2006, and another 23 percent say that the number of illegal immigrants in the country should be decreased significantly.
Note that this is a CNN poll, not something from a right wing think tank. Three quarters of Americans want to see illegal immigration decreased, and illegal immigrants deported, and our Congress is working on forcing upon us health care legislation and cap and trade legislation we've rejected, even marching in the streets to protest. It would be hard to imagine a better example of an out of control government filled with legislators completely confident that they'll never lose their seats because their districts are completely gerrymandered.

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