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How do the government control us

Every citizen looks up to its government for guidance and support. However, with the tons of policies in place, the state can actually control society by creating/enforcing policies and laws and influencing the way people think.

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It is not uncommon to hear of phones or conversations being bugged or messages intercepted all in the name of course, of national security. Media control from browsing on the internet to sending emails are likely to be filtred so there is really no secret that you can keep nowadays.

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Since the 9/11 2001 attacks, there were several restrictions and tight control imposed on air travel. It also spread to other countries where bags were searched and even a pat down was carried out. Today, it is a hassle to travel with all the security checks which although beneficial are also at the same time inconveniencing and other times, degrading passengers as human beings.

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Since the 9/11 2001 attacks, there were several restrictions and tight control imposed on air travel. It also spread to other countries where bags were searched and even a pat down was carried out. Today, it is a hassle to travel with all the security checks which although beneficial are also at the same time inconveniencing and other times, degrading passengers as human beings.

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Food security and sufficiency go hand in hand. With it comes policies that ensure what can and what cannot be grown. There is also the restriction of what can be brought into the country and what is allowed.

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Taxes, both income and business, are ways where the government rake in revenues to fund its programmes. They are also forms of control because they reduce the amount of disposable income for the average citizen. And when taxes are so high, it actually encourages evasion or the rise of an underground economy as well as capital flight to other countries where the conditions are more favourable.

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Businesses are also bound by rules and regulations, sometimes so stifling that it is not worth the hassle of keeping one going. The government can dictate which industries are going to be supported and what not.

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Businesses are also bound by rules and regulations, sometimes so stifling that it is not worth the hassle of keeping one going. The government can dictate which industries are going to be supported and what not.

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Whilst the environment issue is a noble cause, it is not always done in a democratic way. People should not be forced to separate thrash as part of the recycling program, they should do this voluntarily. Since government is anyway, influencing the way we think and behave through their policies, they must put these into good use by persuading the public that recycling and taking care of the environment is the way to go.

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Health care is another way that the government will actually make its citizens dependent on the medical and welfare system.

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Whether we are aware of it or not, governments can indeed, shape the way we think and behave and even control us.

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Whether we are aware of it or not, governments can indeed, shape the way we think and behave and even control us.

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