“THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT? ARE YOU PAVLOV’S DOG?” an essay by Cheryl Pass

 

Today’s Guest Saturday post comes to us from Cheryl Pass of the My Tea Party Chronicle blog. In this essay, Cheryl worries about a new government program to subtly control what we think. This essay was originally published on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT? ARE YOU PAVLOV’S DOG?

 

Somehow I don’t think this is what the Founders had in mind when the created limited government for the sake of our freedom.

The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient.

While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

I’ve known people throughout my life who thrive on telling other people what to do, how to live, and generally advocate control tactics using power over individuals.  I don’t like them.  I have avoided them whenever I’ve discovered this about them, something I consider a fatal flaw.  Otherwise known as “control freaks,” these are people who normally think they sweat perfume and think it is their job to run your life.
Meet Cass Sunstein, the ultimate control freak.  He has longed for the power to rule your life and has now gained that power through the Obama administration.  His book, “Nudge,” reveals his passion for manipulating behaviors.  This is what makes him tick.  The power of unconstitutional government is a dream come true for such people as Cass Sunstein.

How many U.S. citizens have been nudged that way—and do they know it?
A very large number. Automatic enrollment is a common practice now; many millions of people have benefited from it. People recognize they’ve been automatically enrolled—there’s nothing secret about it, and it’s explained by employers. But they wouldn’t think, “I’ve been nudged.”

Yep.  Don’t bother your little head about serious things, we will just sign you up “automatically.” It’s our call, not yours.  I can’t wait to see what else Mr. Sunstein would automatically sign me up for!  I’m sure it will be just dandy!  This is not a “nudge,” folks.  This is tyranny.  He has the gall to call this “freedom of choice.”  Sort of like …do you want to do what I want?  Or do you want me to force you to do what I want?  Either way, you WILL do what I want.

Mayor Bloomberg fits this category to a “tee.”  These are very sick psychopathic people and don’t belong anywhere near government positions.  Can this country find a few good men to run for elected office?  Please?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on ““THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT? ARE YOU PAVLOV’S DOG?” an essay by Cheryl Pass

  1. Apparently, the majority of the country prefer to swoon over political promises that guarantee an easier life, especially for those “who are the most vulnerable among us”. What they don’t appreciate is that be willfully suspending reality for the moment, they won’t find out how horrible their decision making and acceptance of false prophets is until it is too late. Every decision come with both a price and a cost. One may be able to manipulate prices, but the true costs of everything are incontrovertible and unyielding in the long run forcing all of us to pay dearly in the end; especially, those who the politicians vowed to help.

    Nice article. Thank you for your effort.

  2. Thanks, Jim for publishing. And to Rick and genomega1. And the track back.
    False prophets pretty well describes the bureaucrat cabal. I hope we can, sooner rather than later, turn these egomaniacs out of our lives in any capacity. I think we should put them in a hall of mirrors to gaze on themselves for the rest of their time on earth.

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