Government's Immense Control Over the American Population

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When a politician speaks does it cross the minds of others to truly believe and trust that they know what they are talking about? What is politics? Politics is the art or science of government, especially the governing of a political entity, such as a nation, and the administration and control of its internal and external affairs (Politics Definition). The government regulates or censors everything from what we watch on TV to what the future of America (i.e. children) learns at school. Is this type of control necessarily a good thing? Politics and politicians alike should not have as much power in the control of the lives of people. Most laws have been passed for the personal gain of those it is implied to help. Laws are being passed for personal gain, having to do with taxation of the wealthy. These wealthy political figures hardly pay any taxes at all. Their financial advisors find loopholes that they use to an advantage. This is not fair. The Federal Reserve System controls the tax percentage, interest rates, the mortgage you pay for your home, and how much money is printed and sent to the nation. They are independently owned. This justifies the fact the government has a higher level of control than the population believes. The American people have a constitutional Right to Free Speech, which is being monitored through the censorship in the media in classifications such as the news, magazines, internet, advertising, newspapers, radio, music, and television. Censorship is often controlled by people in power as to limit what the opposition can freely talk about. The people in power are the only ones guaranteed freedom of speech. When the First Amendment was ratified in 1791, it provided a legal balance to censorship alt... ... middle of paper ... ...d trying to change it. Laws to assist the wealthy in not paying as high of taxes as the middle or lower classes. Is unfair because the wealthy actually have the money to spend. This is extremely unjust the government should tax the wealthy much higher. Though a better way would be to just tax everyone an even 10%. Works Cited "The American Experience/ John Brown's Holy War ." The American Experience. 1999. PBS, Web. 19 Nov 2009. . Black, Daniel. "No Child Left Behind Act disadvantages minority children." Circle 19 October 2006: Opinion. Print. "Politics Definition." 1997. Web. 1 Dec 2009. . Gore, Martha. "Censorship in America." Censorship in America 20 January 2009: n. pag. Web. 3 Dec 2009.

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