We are no longer a free country, our decisions are made for us, and the ignorant people of this country are saying yes to laws that are making our country a worse place to live in. We need a government reform, but that seems a bit risky to do. We need a government for and by the people, not for and by the government.
How does the American government control its population? The same way it always has: divide and conquer. It pits one group against the other and lets them fight. Native-Americans against whites. Blacks against whites. Red states against blue states. Pro-choice against pro-life. Women against men. Liberals against conservatives. Straight against gay. The fighting is endorsed and encouraged by the power elite because it distracts their unjust or illegal methods of control, that if carefully examined and brought to light, would bring into question their very justification of authority.
We as a whole decide our fate when it comes to laws and acts. Its your decision whether you want to believe what the president and other authorities say or not. When people get mad at the government, they are getting mad at the decisions they made themselves (unless they didn't vote at all) and the most likely reason they are to get mad at the government, is financial issues. When you ask yourself what really controls the population, the truthful answer would be money