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...eone to do something is not only a violation of his or her rights, but it is also a form of abuse. Government is in control of an abundant amount of power and abuses it by threatening citizens with fines, imprisonment, or the corruption of their reputation. Most of the time, the real goal of a practice or tradition is disguised in the idea of common good. Sadly, most of these practices or traditions are preserved to control, manipulate, and even worse harm individuals.
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