Majority of people think America is 'fair and decent'
Michael Reagan and Scott Rasmussen weigh in on new poll
- Duration 6:59
- Date Mar 20, 2012
Michael Reagan and Scott Rasmussen weigh in on new poll
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-- it doesn't believe that America is a source forget.
Ronald Reagan quoting John -- -- shining city on the hill.
To President Obama.
We are -- source.
That required this president to go around the world and repeatedly apologize.
And what they did what we've done in this world.
Ronald Reagan would never apologize for the greatest country the history of the world.
And John and -- nasty voice thing is -- -- That was former senator -- and are speaking yesterday in Dixon Illinois Ronald Reagan's hometown of kind of a statue of Ronald Reagan on a horse.
And a new poll suggests that the majority of Americans agree with the idea that this country is fair and decent that shining city on the hill.
In -- new Rasmussen Reports poll 64% of Americans say they think we live in a fair and decent society.
Twenty sex the 26%.
But take a look at -- the majority of Americans when asked believe the President -- sees this country as unfair.
And discriminatory so what's up -- the discrepancy.
Scott Rasmussen is an independent pollster and author of the people's money also hear Michael Reagan chairman of the -- grip.
First of all do you see one of and I might and I -- -- -- I think he's Salant.
-- -- -- Let me ask you Scott figure you find that -- majority of Americans still believe in this country they believe it's a fair decent non discriminatory placed it to live and work and make your life.
But they don't believe that President Obama feels that white.
That's right at what this this findings suggest that.
People are skeptical about too much government in terms of efforts to remake society.
Because -- think society's fair and decent you want government to support pet society want to maybe smooth off the rough edges.
If you think society is unfair and discriminatory.
Well then you're saying government needs to come in and redo the whole thing.
A lot of people apparently are sensing the President Obama feels a need to remake society.
Americans still do believe is Ronald Reagan did that America is the last best hope for mankind they believe six out of ten agree with president Reagan's assessment.
The government is not the solution -- the problem -- government is the problem.
But it starts -- this attitude of how do you see society and then you decide what role government should play in that society.
No Michael is interesting to listen to Rick Santorum there in front of that the horse with your -- on the -- the -- Because he he was trying to make a juxtaposition between the way your dad felt about America.
And how this presidential candidate says our current president feels about America talking about how the president.
Has quote repeatedly apologized for America and said Ronald Reagan would never apologized for the greatest country in the history of the world.
Is that true.
Yeah that is trimming it you can -- -- was it right -- at the rock river Ronald Reagan my father saved 77 lives there.
At Iraq river there and Dixon Illinois all the way your -- look -- while Reagan was raised.
-- Illinois small town midwest.
People proud of the work that they did proud of their family's proud of their heritage proud of their country.
Look at Barack Obama.
Church with Reverend Wright for twenty year he hates America so all lynched.
Look at the way both men were -- and look what the president did his first second day in office in Washington DC took the bus to which the church -- think get this thing.
Out of here.
What was something else you get north of Berlin and gave a speech he -- speech about the problems of America apologizing.
Well Reagan always up lifted America weather was outside this country or inside this country he uplifted America he was our cheerleader.
And that's what America's looking for now a cheerleader.
That's got -- it is possible as your poll shows four for 46% of that of those polled to say they think President Obama.
Believes America's unfair and discriminatory but you still believe that he loves America I mean that he.
That it did did you can't necessarily jump to the one conclusion from the other.
Of course those are separate questions and what what the president is viewing or what people think the president views as a society that needs a lot of work because of its discriminatory tendencies the fact -- -- less than perfect.
Nobody not even Ronald Reagan would say that America is perfect.
But they would say that it is a great country and it has something to offer the world another difference I think is very important Ronald Reagan.
Was always resistant to the idea of getting the US involved militarily overseas unless US vital national security interest -- state.
Americans like that Reagan -- attitude.
They're very uncomfortable now that we have we -- -- getting involved more more in policing the world and interventions in different spots around the globe.
Michael this is this thing about the apologizing.
It is some -- we -- a little research on that about your dad just to see you know.
Did -- do a lot of apologizing for America when he was an office.
And you are right not surprisingly he did not and said that -- -- that he would not apologize for the United States here's just a couple of examples.
June 4 1983 under this administration our nation is the -- wringing its hands and apologizing.
November 3 1983 America and our allies in the cause of freedom have never been perfect but we have nothing to apologize for August 17 84.
In the last three and a half years we've quit apologizing.
And at long last for standing up and being counted as RUN ambassador said we've taken off our kick me sign.
And we're proud of our way of life.
That's kind of -- talk.
Tends to inspire a lot of people.
All inspired a whole lot of people and what it was talked about was Jimmy Carter.
Who really started the process of going overseas and apologized to the United States of America -- back blaming America for all the woes.
In the world my father was very upset and taken aback -- it like -- sure -- -- one quick story.
When my father passed the largest tax break in American history -- -- one.
I've talked to a friend to Tip -- feel that I -- that I was thinking that.
And I -- talk about my father being the cheerleader he should be asked Tip O'Neill this man should -- -- a Democrat working with Tip O'Neill the time.
Why did you sign onto while Reagan's tax break what are these -- when he went up to the White House what is the state to get into turn around.
-- -- you know.
Ronald Reagan never spoke to -- about taxes at all when I went up to the White House he talked to be about the greatness of America and the -- -- -- for people.
And tool irishman had a class -- shared a few jokes how could I not support that man who so loved.
United States of America that's why while we're ready today is held up.
And revered by all running for office or people just come in the United States of America -- because we love that cheerleader and we -- it.
Michael thank you so much Scott thank you as well to you thank you make.