Poll: 34% of Americans Believe Violence Against Federal Government Is Sometimes Justified

This is why I called into Jared Holt’s show last night.

A year after the “insurrection,” the first new poll of the year shows that 40% of Republicans and 41% of Independents believe that violence against the federal government is sometimes justified. Overall, 34% of Americans believe that sometimes the Second Amendment has to be exercised against tyranny.

Washington Post:

“The percentage of Americans who say violent action against the governmentis justified at times stands at 34 percent, which is considerably higher than in past polls by The Post or other major news organizations dating back more than two decades. Again, the view is partisan: The new survey finds 40 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of independents and 23 percent of Democrats saying violence is sometimes justified. …”

This is like half of Trump’s base.

Keep in mind that about 15% to 20% of Republicans don’t like Trump.

Also, 70% of young Republicans think “our democracy” is a failure and nearly half think Civil War 2 is likely, especially those who live in rural areas or small towns. Half would support dissolving the Union.

Looking deeper into the poll, we see that support for the use of violence against the federal government is on the way up. It has gone from 15% (2010) to 23% (2015) and 34% (2021) over the past decade. So, it is fair to say that 40% of Republicans in some cases would support “domestic violent extremism.”

As we pointed out at the time, it was normies who stormed the Capitol. Many of us didn’t even vote for Trump in the 2020 election. I’ve long said he legitimately lost the election. In the span of two years though, we have gone from Groypers like Doctor Smiley showing up to ask Charlie Kirk silly questions to earnest normies showing up and asking when they can use the guns.

It sure looks to me like the “counter-extremism” tactics that these people have been using have objectively failed and that Trump’s base is angrier and more radical than ever before.

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9 Comments

  1. The Klan emerged as a response to abuses suffered under reconstruction (rapine and graft)

    The confederacy emerged as a response to abuses suffered under the electoral system (Lincoln winning with no Southern buy in)

    Labor unions arose from the cruel work conditions imposed in the respective workplaces.

    These are organic organizations (certainly not the only examples) that only emerged in reaction to over reach. We won’t see anything similar until there’s something identifiable on a broad enough scale to cause mass agitation.

    I think 2020 was close. It doesn’t matter if you think there was no fraud in 2020. Many of us are sure there was and we are no small minority.

    The Covid gayop is getting close. It doesn’t matter if you think it was a real pandemic or not. Many of us know that the deathrates and case rates have been grossly inflated and we are no small minority.

    It could be anything or any number of things that push people over the edge.

    I want 2022 to be the gayest election cycle thats ever been. People must lose all faith in Washington. Then and only then can we take our ball and go home to start our own clubhouse. Whites only.

  2. Blormpf did not ‘legitimately’ lose the election.

    Regardless of how much of a fraud Blormpf is and the overwhelming stench of MAGA……

    The election was stolen.

    You can continue to stand with the entire Left, the Deep State, and the anti-Blormpf mainstream Right as does Richard Spencer on this issue.

    It’s understandable given the pressure you’re under not to be siding with the ‘insurrectionists’.

    But, Occidental ‘Dissent’??

    Well……

  3. Table 3 on the whole just proves that Democrat voters are scummier than Republican ones. Both parties are headed by scum, though.

  4. -Read this in light of the fact that Christian, covenanted nations can NEVER ‘get out of’ the Covenant. We either obey it, or God brings down His negative sanctions, per Deut. 28-30.

    “Accordingly, we need exactly that: an Imperial Renaissance. Not to impose our Russian and Orthodox truth on the other peoples, cultures and civilizations, but to revive, fortify and defend our identity and to help others in their own renaissance, to fortify and defend their own as much as we can. Russia is not the only target of the “Great Reset”, although in many ways our country is the main obstacle to the execution of their plans. But this is our mission – to be the “Katechon”, “”the one who withholds”, preventing the arrival of the last evil in the world. – https://katehon.com/en/article/manifesto-great-awakening-against-great-reset

    -What is happening is either the birth pangs of a new Renaissance of Christian governance, racial uniformity, and abolition of all non-theonomic laws…. or a war to chastise all of us, good and evil, for NOT building the Kingdom as we were supposed to be doing, all along.

    “If the Christian Church fails to build the visible kingdom (Christian civilization) by means of biblical law and the power of the gospel, despite the resurrection of Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit, then what kind of religion are we preaching?” [Dr. North, Political Polytheism, p. 152]

    “To speak of the kingdom of God without being able to point to its expansion of influence outside the narrow confines of the institutional Church is misleading.” [ p. 151]

    – “To see and not to speak would be the great betrayal,” said Enoch Powell.

    “…there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they (i.e., we) will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberties of the enemies of God.” – Dr. Gary North

    “Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church’s public marks of the covenant–baptism and holy communion–must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel.”

    “I am arguing that the evangelical testimony of historical sanctions that was available to the nations round about ancient Israel is still in operation. [Deut. 28)….. Christian Reconstructionists assert that this covenantal tool of evangelism is still operating, and that is till impresses lost sinners” [and that] …they will inevitably be confronted with the reality of God’s sanctions in history. They cannot escape it.” – Political Polytheism, 146-7.

  5. I believe that’s why we have militias. We won a war and independence by defeating the British govt and this one is 10 times more tyrannical.

  6. Preppers will be vindicated at some point.
    We’ve established our own networks within our communities and we’ll be a key force when the fiat dollar crashes. Not that vindication is necessary, but survival and thriving in a collapse is.

    When you read between the lines, it’s not hard to see what’s coming. The hard part is giving up materialistic comforts now in order to better secure a steady footing for the future. The more you prepare, the easier it becomes to unplug from the Matrix.

  7. So when the bullied kid finally has enough and socks his bully right in the snot locker he’s doing “exactly what the bully wants?”

    I think that answer was….dumb.
    We ALL know that NOT doing anything is exactly what got us into this mess.

    The only thing evil needs to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

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