So much for a mandate. As President Obama heads into his celebrated, historic and transformational second term, the American people are distinctly distrustful of the government over which he presides.
For the first time ever, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of Americans view the feds as a threat while only 43 percent disagree.
Just three years ago, 47 percent viewed their federal government suspiciously and 50 percent were fine with it. How this squares with the November election is beyond me, but the trend is unmistakable. Could limited government finally be returning to fashion?