scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 514
How much power should the federal government posses The government is responsible for creating beneficial laws for its citizens but many times over-steps its bounds In trying to make laws to protect health and well-being the government takes away from its citizens freedom and rights as competent adults The governement does have its responsibilities such as dealing with foreign affairs however every time the government makes decisions for us we creep closer and closer to an Orwellian society The government should allow its citizens to make basic decisions and become less intrusive In all 50 states there are mandatory seat belt laws in effect The federal government has decided that its citizens cannot handle making a rational decision about whether or not to wear a seat belt Failure to wear a seat belt results in fines ranging between 10 and 100 plus court costs and any other surcharge the local government cares to impose 11 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have Primary Belt Use Laws These laws enable law enforcement to stop drivers or set up checkpoints for no other purpose than enforcing belt laws Even though it seems United States citizens should be able to make a simple decision on whether or not to wear a safety belt the ever intrusive federal government makes the decision for its citizens The government further restricts our freedoms by enforcing jaywalking fines If one does not walk in a crosswalk specified by the government a fine is issued The government can trust its citizens to decide to work and pay belts yet citizens cannot be trusted to decide where to cross the street The simple freedom of choosing where to cross a particular street is dimished The overbearing power of the government may best be viewed in the rights parents have been robbed of In May of 1996 President
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA