Words of wisdom from the late George Carlin. I would modify it a little and specify that governments dominated by elite interests don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking.
Rights aren’t ‘rights’ if someone can take ‘em away; they’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country: a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news, even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." ~Thomas Jefferson // There has been no more clearly unjust law than the ACA, or "Obamacare" as it's been called. We collectively must refuse to obey it!
A free people ought not only to be armed & disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms & ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.