10. The Food and Drug Administration
There is no greater power that can be exerted over an individual than telling him or her what can be eaten or drank. This is exactly what the FDA does. In the name of public health and safety, the FDA was created in 1906. Since then, it has grown to encompass many different functions. It has the power to prohibit particular food and drugs from being sold or consumed. Once again, a power that should be left purely to market forces has been nationalized. This Department uses fear-mongering to justify its existence, but it serves no purpose other than to further control our lives.