Real question in a real poll: CAN GOVERNMENT PROTECT US?

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This poll was taken before the Ebola situation in Dallas emerged.

I personally have little faith in government (and I am not going to go into the absurdity of the poll question in this post) but I recognize that many people still do. However, as this poll appears to reflect, I have sensed that normal everyday people who don’t absolutely live and breathe politics are losing confidence.

I talked with one such person over the weekend at length. They expressed a deep concern, almost a 9-11-like concern, for the direction of the country. I think this feeling is spreading quickly.

It should be noted that this person was at one time a fan of the president.

(From The AP)

Despite improvements nationally, business is far from booming in his state, Teasdale said. He’s been supplementing his stagnant salary by renovating and renting out duplexes and has little faith the situation will improve soon. He wants government to get out of the way of business.

“If you’re putting so much restriction on them where it isn’t practical for them to expand or grow, why should they?” Teasdale asked.

Those surveyed also pointed to events such as the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the fatal police shooting an unarmed black 18-year-old and the beheading of a woman in an Oklahoma food processing plant, apparently at the hand of a suspended co-worker.

“This is the first time I’ve felt insecure in my own country,” said Jan Thomas, 75, of Stevensville, Montana. “Especially after the beheading in Oklahoma. That’s scary.”

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And like I said, this was taken even before the Ebola case in Dallas.