I believe our rights are not so much taken away as willingly given up. In 1944, F. A. Hayek wrote “The Road to Serfdom.” Do read it if you want to understand how the gradual erosion of freedom occurs when we cede too much power to the state.
It is true that corporations are powerful, but always remember that governments are not noble, and can be far more power hungry than any business. If you doubt that, take a good look at current events across the planet.
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