Keeping Them Poor and Dependent
The government has incidious ways to keep the uninformed "down on the farm" so to speak. Welfare programs, foreign aid programs, loan programs, government borrowing and government-set interest rates, small business programs, disaster bailouts, a growing security and criminal justice system, hidden and not-so-hidden taxes, all of these things keep people addicted to government. Like the church and the crown before.
This dependency destroys the fabric of free societies and free peoples and makes us wardens of the state. But it is an easy life and has come to be expected, and, needlesss to say, enlarged.
Just say no.