Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.
Social Security has never involved legally-binding contracts between the government and those who allegedly “pay in.” Nevertheless, the government has long pretended that there is a contract, except when it gets in the way of raising taxes to keep the program afloat.
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.