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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Popular Trends Look Encouraging

Although I have often said (not here, this blog's too new) that one does not poll the public to discover the truth of anything, these trends at The Pew Research Center (thanks, Silent Patriot at C&L) are pretty encouraging. Although I am not a Democrat, the fact that the public is distancing itself from the obviously corrupt Republican machine is heartening - especially since the corporate media is still doing its level best to skew the developments in Washington, D.C.

What I am most pleased with, however, is the response to the proposition "The best way to ensure peace is through military strength." While just five years ago, in 2002, according to Pew the polling indicated a spread of 62% agree/34% disagree (widest split since '87), it appears that today that has been reduced to 49%/47%.

So, while still nearly half the population still are deluded into thinking that a defensive posture (and perhaps, for some, and aggressive one) is the approach to take to ensure their safety, it seems that some lessons have inadvertently been taught to many of us since that spookfest which was September 11th.

I think even more would agree that our sorry President's "with us or against us" declaration was a pretty rotten idea.

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