This is not the first time I have talked about a poll like this, but I felt it necessary, in this crazy age, to remind people that the vast majority of Americans are not the crazy commie radicals that we often see on television, movies, and the media. Most people do not actually agree with the Left on a variety of issues, but they make themselves appear to be the majority via their control of the pillars of power not only in the country but throughout the world (and I’ll get to that in a moment).
Knowing this, it doesn’t come as any surprise to me to see that a majority of Americans (55%) support either implementing restrictions on abortion or outright bans on the murderous practice, according to a recent CBS poll.
The survey of 1,309 Americans, including 454 Democrats, 331 Republicans and 524 Independents, indicated that 43% of surveyors believed abortion should be “generally available”, with 55% saying there ought to be some restrictions or an outright ban on abortion.
Specifically, 31% said that abortion should be “available but under limits,” and 24% said that it “should not be permitted” at all.
By political lines, we find that only 20% of Republicans believe abortion should be “generally available”, while 66% of Democrats and 39% of Independents said the same.
With regard to restrictions, 44% of Republicans believed some restrictions ought to be put into place, with 21% of Democrats and 31% of Independents agreeing on this. An outright ban is viewed positively by 35% of Republicans, 12% of Democrats and 27% of Independents.
Putting them together, that makes 79% of Republicans, 33% of Democrats and 58% of Independents believing that abortion should have some restrictions or be altogether banned.
Like I said earlier, this is not the first time I have talked about a poll like this because this has generally been the overall sentiment of Americans for a number of years. Back in June of 2019, I wrote about a similar poll, conducted by Harvard/Harris, which found that 46% of respondents “said the [Supreme Court] should uphold the ruling in Roe if the issue comes before the judges, while 36% said the Supreme Court should modify the 46-year-old ruling. Eighteen percent wanted the ruling to be overturned altogether.”
Like I pointed out in that particular article, that means that while 46% said the ruling (and therefore abortion law) should not be altered, 54% of surveyors said that it should be altered or done away with altogether. This is pretty close to the findings of the recent CBS poll showing that 43% of respondents said abortion should be “generally available” (aka not altered) and 55% said that it should be restricted or banned.
In other words, general sentiment surrounding abortion has not changed all that much over the past year. Most people believe it should either be restricted (with some ideas including changing Roe to allow for states to dictate whether or not abortion would be legal, as opposed to forcing all states to make it legal) or completely eliminated as a practice because it is abhorrent and legal murder.
A Marist poll from back in January also showed something similar, finding that 62% of Americans said that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe, it should either allow for states to determine what restrictions or outright bans they can put on abortion (46%) or outright make abortion illegal (16%).
Of course, one could look at that 62% and say that sentiment has gone the pro-abortion way in that time frame, but you also have to remember that last year, 54% of respondents to that aforementioned Hill poll said abortion should be restricted or made illegal. So either sentiment goes up and a bit down on it in favor of pro-life, never finding a majority believing abortion should remain the same or made less restrictive, or the polling methods are a bit odd (let’s not forget, the Left loves to oversample Democrats).
Regardless of what could be the reason for such oddities (and a good reason could simply be how the questions are worded, as that tends to affect the outcome of some polls), we still find that the majority of Americans do not favor abortion, or at least do not favor a sort of carte blanche approach to abortion that the Left would love to see. The Left would love nothing more than to see unrestricted abortion, even in the moments after birth, if Governor Coonman’s radio interview where he expressed such thoughts were any indication.
But even with this, you have to ask yourself: why does it still feel like the country is moving in the wrong direction with such things and why does it feel like I am in the minority, even though that’s not the case? Why does it feel like our culture is moving further away from God rather than towards Him, even if polls do not indicate most people agree with such cultural changes?
Which brings me back to what I talked about earlier with that comment about the “pillars of power”. You see, a culture is affected and determined primarily by those at the top. This is true in the case of communities, cities, states, entire countries and even in the realm of sports. A winning culture in a team can allow for it to be more successful (i.e. the Miami Heat, who do not really have a true superstar but have managed a good number of wins throughout the last few seasons), while a losing culture marred in mediocrity-at-best will find trouble being anything substantial (i.e just about any New York sports team, minus the Yankees).
So despite the fact that a majority of Americans do not agree with abortion, the Left definitely does and they are the ones in control of most of the pillars of power.
What are these pillars of power, you might ask? Government (including schools), news media, Hollywood/t.v./streaming, sports (entertainment in general), the corporations (I say this at the risk of sounding like Bernie, but it's true) Church (not joking) and social media.
While Trump is the President and Republicans hold the Senate, Democrats control the House and generally are good at pushing through their socialist b.s. (the Democrats only have as much power as the GOP allows them to have and the spineless GOP allows them to have plenty of it). And let’s not even pretend like all GOP members of Congress are conservatives. You have RINOs like Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, etc. We used to have Jeff Flake and John McCain, as well as Paul Ryan as House Speaker. Despite not holding the presidency (and they eventually will), Leftists run D.C. and much of government. And there is no denying the regular Marxist indoctrination centers that are our public schools.
While Fox News and conservative websites exist (and Fox News is going more and more RINO at the behest of Paul Ryan), over 90% of the news is negative towards Trump. The Left holds a massive majority in the news cycle, which is why we so often call them fake news (apart from the fact that they outright spread fake news).
While there are conservative actors, they are generally far quieter because the Left controls most of Hollywood/the entertainment business. Prominent conservatives like James Woods get blacklisted and essentially cancelled and the ones who have not are either going to be at one point or do the career-smart move of staying quiet, for the most part. For example, I have a sneaking suspicion that Adam Driver, most famous for his role in the recent Star Wars trilogy as the villain Kylo Ren, is a conservative for a few reasons. For one, he laughed a lot when Ricky Gervais brought up how many in Hollywood were friends with Jeffrey Epstein (whereas most people either cringed and groaned or just remained silent). He also joined the Marines after 9/11, something few Leftists would have considered doing, and finally, he leads a mostly quiet and private life (conservatives like to be left alone, for the most part).
Also, if he is a conservative, I don’t blame him for not showing it, as such a thing can bring him persecution and lead to him losing roles and destroy not only his career but also his life (which he has to be careful about, as a husband and father).
But regardless of this, it is no secret that the Left runs Hollywood.
It also generally runs sports, as evident not only by loud voices such as LeBron James (who is loud about politics unless it has to do with China and it threatens his wallet), Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Colin Kaepernick, the NFL itself, the NBA itself, now, ashamedly, NASCAR itself and much of the sports mainstream media.
The major corporations all bend the knee to the mob, whether it be Google firing an engineer for saying that women don't tend to want to be engineers (which is true), or corporations changing their logos to show a gay pride flag, or sending out statements "in support" of the idea that black lives matter, they do all these things because the vast majority of them are run by Leftists and they don't even try to hide it.
The current Pope is a socialist whose only redeeming quality is that he is not pro-abortion and many denominations have attempted to follow and appease Man as opposed to follow and appease God. Even the denomination I belong to, the Presbyterian church, is going Leftist (worth noting there is the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America which is even farther Left than the Roman Catholic Church and the one I belong to, the Presbyterian Church in America, is going a bit more to the Left) with many people in the Presbytery allowing a “same-sex attracted” preacher not only amongst their midst but also selling books trying to indoctrinate people into accepting homosexuality as being normal and not a sin, going contrary to the Bible.
Finally, there is social media and I hardly think I need to explain how that one is Leftist, considering how often they target and ban/censor conservatives and people with “wrongthink”.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of the country is not Leftist, the pillars of power that shape our culture are mostly owned by the Left. This is why it feels like the country is going so far Left and why Democrats can run on unrestricted abortion without much worry. Even if they don’t necessarily win, they are a part of shaping our culture (Stacey Abrams lost embarrassingly but she is still a prominent politician thanks to the media and the pillars of power in general). It’s also why celebrities can attack someone for holding the basic and logical belief that a man cannot get pregnant or get a period. Even if most people disagree, they are the ones in power to shape the culture – cancelling whatever and whomever they disagree with for the sin of disagreeing with them or even not being vocal enough about Leftist causes.
It’s good to see that the majority of the country does not support abortion, or at least unrestricted abortion, but the reason we feel like we are losing is not because we are in the minority, but because the Left controls the pillars of power that affect our culture.
They must be defeated at every level.
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