As with any government, there is the necessity of

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  As with any government, there is the necessity of an economy, or else the  government would fail because economy is one of the basic necessities of a  government. With a democracy like we have in a country of our size, managing  this economy becomes a big problem. One important factor is; In a country based  on freedom, how much are we willing to give up to keep the economy stable?  None? A little bit? All of it? The answer is not as simple as any of those.   If nothing is given up, then we will get nowhere. There would be no  regulations and no control. Everything would be in this person’s view, or that  person’s view, and there would be no way of making sure that there was any  consistency. Let’s use the FDA as an example. If there was no regulation, then not  only would the FDA not exist, but nothing would be known about the effects of  hundreds of drugs, and many people would be either sick or dead because they  didn’t know if a drug was safe or not when they bought it off of the shelf because,  once again, of no regulation. If some of our freedom is given up, then we can get somewhere. If we are  willing to give some freedom up, then we can give that freedom to certain groups  and organizations that have the facilities, knowledge, and technology to help keep  us safe and healthy (FDA), employed (AFL), living in a clean environment (EPA), and to allow us to hold on to more of our money (ICC). If all of our freedom is given up, then we have lost the meaning for which  the pilgrims sailed to America. To go somewhere where they could think for  themselves and not be told what to do or how to live. If we gave all of our  freedom, then we would no longer be a Democracy. We would live in a nation  where we are told what is best for us and what we should and should not do. We  would all be treated like children and the politicians and the rich would become  the aristocracy of ages ago. It would be to nobody’s benefit to give up all freedom.  

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