"A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll." CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

Libertarians have always understood that the federal government (not to mention various state and local government agencies) has been violating the rights of citizens forever.

The proper role of government is to respond to rights violations such as theft, murder, threat of imminent force, fraud, etc. Libertarians understand that any "majority rule" government initiative which is not aimed at responding to rights violation is a violation of the rights of some minority ... a dictatorship of the majority ... and is inherently immoral even if the minority is only one citizen.

No majority is ever right to force a man to live by their dreamed up government programs, as long as that man has violated the rights of no one else.

"Holy 10 Commandments! If we lived by that idea, the government would never do anything but track down and prosecute true criminals, or defend against invaders!"

Could we live with such a novel idea?

Now if for years and years and years people have been willing to allow government to run roughshod over citizen's rights, why is it that all of a sudden in 2010 people are almost "up in arms" about government violating their rights?

Is it the blossoming of years of libertarian activism?

Is it certain dangers in George W. Bush's Patriot Act?

Could it be the result of Ron Paul's 2008 Presidential run?

Might it be Obama's attempt at health insurance dictatorship?

Or are we seeing a sort of divine "perfect storm" socially. Maybe so-called "liberal progressives," who spiritually speaking are neither liberal nor progressive, are experiencing their 666 ... the last desperate attack of their humpty-dumpty ego as it teeters before falling off the wall?

Time will tell. It is fun to watch, wouldn't you say?

To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles