I am continually more and more astounded by the applications of Physics to all the different forces in the universe. I am now on chapter 8 of physics for dummies(had to find a text on my level) and it is talking about conservative and non-conservative forces. Could this even apply to the biggest negative force on earth, government. It seems to me that at the founding of our country, we had a country based on conservative force. We were free to follow any path(as long as it didnt destroy someone elses path) and it made no difference to our kinetic energy,it could keep carrying us forward. As time has gone by our government has become a non-conservative force, where now we are affected by which path we follow. If we dont follow these certain paths then we encounter friction(or the governmental equivilent), as we travel along we are continually having our energy dissipated through taxes, social pressures, fines, licensing etc,etc;, so that we lose our energy(or we atleast have to expend more energy to continue). Good thing we as humans have unlimited potential. Do you agree that this applies or am I way off?