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All of that advertising still boils down to choice. I can refuse to purchase the goods that they're constantly peddling. The system is voluntary. Meanwhile, I cannot refuse the taxes/fees that the government decides to levy. In my own country (Canada), I am taxed for CBC whether I wish to watch/listen or not.



Essentially it boils down to "we as a government can't trust you, so we have to enforce these laws and you must comply or else you will face our enforcers".

Sadly, choice of 3 men overwrites choice of 3 million.

Trust is lacking, not only between governing body and sheep, but between sheep also, when sheep will start trusting each other, it will reflect on governing body.

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>Essentially it boils down to "we as a government can't trust you, so we have to enforce these laws and you must comply or else you will face our enforcers".

That's really the essence of everything that the government does.

>Trust is lacking, not only between governing body and sheep, but between sheep also, when sheep will start trusting each other, it will reflect on governing body.

I think that people still tend to trust their governing body, though it obviously never trusts its own population. In countries with elections, the sacrament of voting is still observed by large numbers of people. But I think that apathy and pessimism is growing, but I see that as a good thing; you can see there is a concern, when governments begin to discuss or even enact mandatory voting laws. Then the sacrament becomes more than "duty", it becomes another act of coercion, like most of what government does.

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