Government Dictation

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The Government’s Dictation of Our Lives The Government dictates so many aspects of our lives that it would most likely be easier to list how they don’t dictate us. In my essay I will give a few of the many ways our Government is ruling our lives. Our Government dictates who we can marry, what we can smoke, what we can put in our body, drugs, food, etc. They dictate what we can make at home; for example, alcohol or drugs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is even trying to ban fireplaces and certain wood stoves because of the smoke created by it. Dictating our lives started with the busing of children in the name of racial equality. Then came mandatory seat belt usage followed by the prohibition of Trans fats. Now we are dictated to purchase health insurance with features we may not need or want. Slowly but surely the Government is taking away our personal liberties. It is sad to say that the biggest threat to freedom and the American way of life comes from our own government. They listen to our phone calls, read our email, read everything we do online, and place cameras in public areas.. They dictate which guns we can have, what kind of ammo we can use, and how much ammo we are allowed to buy. I believe they should enforce the laws that are already on record for guns instead of continuing to add new ones. Let’s dig a little deeper, the Government dictates what we do with our bodies. There are many of these ‘Public Safety’ laws they claim are made to protect us but really they only serve to limit individual freedoms. Some examples of these are seat belt laws and helmet laws. Seat belt laws may be the oldest safety legislations. Today, every state has some kind of seat belt law; some focus on drivers ... ... middle of paper ... ...right (The right that prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.), Second Amendment right, and Fourth Amendment right (The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized). Our Government dictates every aspect of our lives by removing our right to make our own decisions. They could be labeled as criminals, traitors, and tyrants.
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