A new survey was taken this week, which shows 92 percent of Americans believe our freedoms are under attack. The study was nationwide with 2,002 Americans answering the questions which were broken down into the top categories of what they felt were the most infringed. Freedom of speech came in at the highest with 48 percent. The right to bear arms followed at a close second with 47 percent and the right to equal justice came in at 41 percent. Those were the top three Americans who were most concerned about taking the Harris Poll/Purple Project.
As American citizens watch as the Democratic Socialist unfold all that is taking place before our eyes, it drew concerns as the polls show our freedoms are threatened. The CEO of the Harris Poll, John Gerzema, stated, “When you frame something as a threat, it creates a bit of a political response, and it creates division and encampments of special interest. That’s why political parties and lobbying groups warn supporters with strident language. It’s easier to drum up backing for a political cause by talking about an issue in terms of threats.”
Gerzema continued, “But when you start to consider which rights and freedoms really matter, poll responses changed, and Americans re-prioritized which values they cared about most.”
We know there is 48 percent who feel the freedom of speech is threatened, but when asked if it would be missed by Americans, 63 percent said it would be missed. It is considered the most valuable freedom we as Americans have available to us. Gerzema explained, “When you look at the things we really value, what makes America so special is these core tenets of our Constitution. I find it interesting to note how much Americans really value this.”
A similar poll was also taken, which resembled closely many of the questions in the Harris Poll on our freedoms. The Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos poll shows 90 percent of Americans feel America is divided over all that is taking place. We have the Democrats to blame for this. It is no longer a party issue as it shows the real character and their goals of taking away our rights. Most people are finally catching on. In the Harris Polls, people who oppose politics, 55 percent want to see more conversations with meaning and solving problems. This is not the Democrats’ most active area as they are the cause of the division and the problems with our nation.
Gerzema asked, “How can this be done? Talking about issues in a way that de-escalates tensions from a threat and helps Americans find common ground. So does finding common ground on shared values and freedoms, both at the dinner table and between the political aisle.” He continued, “Even if Americans don’t agree on a contentious, politically charged topic, they can find shared values in the things that Americans tend to take for granted.”
Gerzema advises the politicians in Washington to focus on the foundations that are essential to the “American way of life.” He concluded with this statement, “There is something wonderful going on underneath the surface, and that’s what I wish our leaders in Washington would pay attention to. You start to see the true, softer side of America’s rough-and-tumble political reality.”
Better words could have never been spoken. A picture we can be reminded of when we think of the freedoms and blessings we have in America is when President Trump was hugging the American flag. Our president loves America so much he has given up everything in his comfortable life to put America back on track. Never in history has there been a time since the Civil War America was divided. The polls have spoken.
All the Democrats and those who support them are trying to take away what has been instilled for over 200 years by our forefathers who founded this great nation. With nine out of ten people realizing this, it can bring hope back to the voting booths next year when we can reelect President Donald Trump. People are angry and scared at the same time because it is an awakening to how close America really came to losing all of our rights.
The only one standing in the way of the Socialist Democrats is President Donald Trump. That is the reason they are working so hard to get rid of him. America is finally starting to wake up to these facts, and it is about time. It is past time!