I think that the government had an overwhelming control than what we see on the surface. I also think that since we--the people--also have a lot of power, and wouldn't let them take away our rights as the people in Little Brother did.
Do you think that the Severe Haircut lady's punishment was right? Wasn't she just doing her job by following her orders?
I think she went a little far since Marcus only caused confusion. Some of the confusion did cause terror, but I don't really think that it was that severe. He was only trying to stand up for what is right in his opinion. I also think she was going more solo, she seemed like she was pretty high up in the government so I don't think she took any orders from a superior officer.