Well…they’re right.  And we are more threatened every day.  And as usual, the threats are non-partisan.  This is the power of the ruling elite over the rest of us.  They make laws they don’t read or understand.  Most of us never read them either.  There are thousands upon thousands of pages every year, so how could we?  Even if you did read them, they are unintelligible.  This gives those who write them unfettered power to decide whether you are a lawbreaker or not.  This is pure, raw power over the individual.  And it is regularly abused.  And people are increasingly aware and tired of it.  This doesn’t bode well for our future.

According to a new Pew Poll:

“The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Jan. 9-13 among 1,502 adults, finds that 53% think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43% disagree.”

James Madison warned us of this:

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

We are long past this point.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.