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

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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…

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