According to a recent survey of small businesses, weaponization of government against political adversaries is a top concern for over 90% of these business owners.
The survey, a joint project of PublicSq. and RedBalloon, polled over 50,000 small business owners in late July.
The survey results are a clear reflection that many in this country are losing faith in the integrity of the government's actions against political opponents.
RedBalloon CEO, Andrew Crapuchettes, said, “We’re in an historic time, with never-before-seen actions by federal and state governments against political opponents. To have 90% of any group agree on an issue is very unusual. Clearly, the small business community is rattled to the core by these events, and that’s not good news for our economy and our nation.”
“The message of small businesses is clear,” continued Crapuchettes. “Government must return to its originally intended, limited role of protecting the liberties of the people.”
If the government has any desire to be proactive in reducing the concern and distrust rampant among small businesses, then it’s clear that disengaging from influencing political movements or outcomes and redirecting effort on protecting freedoms seems to be a good starting point.