A veteran pollster, Pat Caddell, has said that he agrees with the idea that America is closer to civil war, even revolution, than it has ever been since the war for independence.
“The strength of this country comes from its people and it has a political system that is run, now, to the exclusion of its people … you have three quarters of the American people saying the government in Washington does not rule with the consent of the governed.”
Pat Caddell raises an interesting point about the recent spending bill which was passed by with a bipartisan effort. The recent bill, he says, is absolute proof of the disinterest of the current government in representing the wishes of the governed. With more and more provisos which were attached at the last minute without the knowledge of some representatives, it is difficult to disagree with Mr. Caddell.
Find out more about Pat Caddell's warning on page 2.