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megimoo
02-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Nearly three fifths say they hardly recognise the country they are living in and are deeply pessimistic about the state of Britain today.The survey shows that 70 per cent believe that society is now broken and 68 per cent believe people who play by the rules get a raw deal.

Many say they are worried by the pace of social change and 42 per cent admit they would like to emigrate, the Populus poll for the Times found.
Overall, 64 per cent think that Britain is going in the wrong direction and just 31 per cent believe it is on the right track.
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This is a widely used measure of mood in the U.S., where 57 per cent of people think America is going wrong and 37 per cent believe it is on the right track.It is not all gloom. Three fifths (60 per cent) of those polled say they look to the future with optimism, against 38 per cent who are looking forward with anxiety.

While 45 per cent say Britain’s best years are behind us, 50 per cent say that they are still to come.More than half the public (55 per cent) say that their children’s lives will be better than their own, while 37 per cent say that they will be worse.

Voters’ main fire is directed at political institutions: 73 per cent say politics is broken in Britain and 77 per cent say there are far fewer people in public life that they admire than there used to be.

The poll suggests anger at MPs who have had to repay expenses.

A third say that they will vote against their local MP if he or she had been required to repay money.

David Cameron claimed yesterday that his generation of Tories were better placed than the Government to ‘fix broken politics’, and unveiled new rules that would bar former ministers in the private sector from lobbying government for two years.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1249531/We-living-broken-Britain-Most-voters-pessimistic-state-country.html

AmPat
02-09-2010, 09:50 PM
I believe the best years are behind us (USA) with one unless: We throw out all progressive (like a cancer) Libertards from any and all levels of government.

nightflight
02-09-2010, 10:04 PM
Britain is the canary in the mine; a test case for unchecked modern liberalism .

stsinner
02-09-2010, 10:13 PM
I believe the best years are behind us (USA) with one unless: We throw out all progressive (like a cancer) Libertards from any and all levels of government.

EXACTLY!!! Back to personal responsibility and common sense!!! No more free stuff for ANYONE, regardless of race!!! We need to live like the pilgrims lived-IF YOU DON'T WORK, YOU DON'T EAT.....

NJCardFan
02-09-2010, 10:20 PM
This is where we are heading and we're heading there on the bullet train.

PoliCon
02-09-2010, 10:21 PM
This is where we are heading and we're heading there on the bullet train.

well . . . it's definitely where Obama, Nancy, Harry, and George want to take us . . . . But I'm not giving up just yet.

Gingersnap
02-09-2010, 10:28 PM
Britain is the canary in the mine; a test case for unchecked modern liberalism .

I think you're on to something there, at least for the English-speaking nations. It's hard to believe that England was once the standard for common sense and fairness in "social justice".

PoliCon
02-09-2010, 10:35 PM
I think you're on to something there, at least for the English-speaking nations. It's hard to believe that England was once the standard for common sense and fairness in "social justice".

the problem there is that the ones with common sense don't breed while the ones living off the dole bread like mad.

AmPat
02-10-2010, 12:13 AM
the problem there is that the ones with common sense don't breed while the ones living off the dole bread like mad.And then brainwashed the masses into accepting universal sufferage without conditions and a far left, hate-your- country, educational system.

CaughtintheMiddle1990
02-11-2010, 08:20 AM
And then brainwashed the masses into accepting universal sufferage without conditions and a far left, hate-your- country, educational system.

What sort of conditions would you put on voting?
I actually suggested this once--on another conservative board--and was told it would be unfair.
I felt the minimum should be a test which shows the prospective voter understands and can read and write English, also that the prospective voter be able to list (if not in Amendment order, then at least the content of the amendments themselves) the Bill of Rights, should be able to name at least three of the Founding Fathers, who should be able to name at least five or ten previous presidents, and perhaps the name of the current of House Minority and Majority Leaders and the Speaker of the House, along with perhaps a few multiple choices question in which the prospective voter has to correctly identify some of the policies of each candidate (if it was a Presidential General Election).

Perhaps also a multiple choice question as to the cause of the Revolution--IE, what the Founders were fighting for/over.


If they don't answer a certain number of questions correct (like say 14 out of 20 at least) sorry, you can't vote. Learn more about your country and government and come back again.

Maybe an even harder version of the test would require the prospective voter to at least name 20 of the Constitution's amendments andbriefly summarize what they amended. But that might be going too far.

AmPat
02-11-2010, 10:44 AM
What sort of conditions would you put on voting?
I actually suggested this once--on another conservative board--and was told it would be unfair.
I felt the minimum should be a test which shows the prospective voter understands and can read and write English, also that the prospective voter be able to list (if not in Amendment order, then at least the content of the amendments themselves) the Bill of Rights, should be able to name at least three of the Founding Fathers, who should be able to name at least five or ten previous presidents, and perhaps the name of the current of House Minority and Majority Leaders and the Speaker of the House, along with perhaps a few multiple choices question in which the prospective voter has to correctly identify some of the policies of each candidate (if it was a Presidential General Election).

Perhaps also a multiple choice question as to the cause of the Revolution--IE, what the Founders were fighting for/over.


If they don't answer a certain number of questions correct (like say 14 out of 20 at least) sorry, you can't vote. Learn more about your country and government and come back again.

Maybe an even harder version of the test would require the prospective voter to at least name 20 of the Constitution's amendments andbriefly summarize what they amended. But that might be going too far.
I'd suggest starting with the test for citizenship. If a lifetime citizen cannot pass a simple test that immigrants have to pass, they should not be allowed to vote. Furthermore, we should put them on a leaking barge and push it far off coast.