Originally posted by bill718
Ben Carson wants to monitor all anti american groups, President Carson alone would decide which groups are anti american, of course. This is an example of why the GOP keeps losing the race for the White House. Most voting Americans don't support this type of monitoring program, nor do they support overturning Roe v Wade, defunding Planned Parenthood, doing ...[text shortened]... .yahoo.com/news/gop-rivals-condemn-donald-trump-backing-muslim-database-082351029--election.html
Of course government agencies already monitor groups they consider to be dangerous or anti-American and of course the President is the ultimate arbiter of that policy. How naive does one have to be to think that the FBI doesn't try to monitor activities of groups it considers to be dangerous?
As for your list, there is plenty of support for the proposition that half or more than half of Americans would support a wall between the US and Mexico and and/or a repeal of the ACA.
I can't find polling on monitoring groups, but if someone put a poll out there:
"Do you support government efforts to maintain surveillance on domestic organizations it considers to be a threat to the security of the United States?"
I'll bet support would be well in excess of 50%.
I agree that the GOP is out of touch with the public on abortion. But I also think that most people don't care enough about the issue to vote based on it.