Do the unwashed masses need to be controlled?

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    Do the unwashed masses (i.e. "people") need to be controlled?

    If no, why not?

    If yes, how much and by whom?

    Discuss.
     
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    Maybe they just need a shower?
     
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    define controlled
     
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    kept in line
     
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    Law breakers, or just the folks you seem to be snearing about?
     
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    Nah, just need to be baptized and taught good principles, then they will govern themselves.
     
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    Not so much controlled as pacified. 'Control' is too loaded a word. It is inadequate for the purposes of this kind of a discussion. Did the founding fathers wish to control the masses, or did they opt to go the root of preventing what the masses could do with government?
     
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    weak. too meaningless or subjective a phrase.
     
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    yeah. that ALWAYS works out!:lol:
     
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    I think we're controlled enough. I know I don't need another line to be kept inside of.
     

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