Governing a people is not an easy task. For thousands of years, civilizations have been trying to figure out how best to govern their people.
Simply speaking, there are two ways that a government can be. A government can either be benevolent or malevolent.
For thousands of years, the most common form of government has arguably been malevolent. The ruler abuses his power and forces as many people as possible to work for him.
This is known as a slave society. In this kind of government, the ruler enslaves his people and forces them to work for him.
However, in the past few hundred years humans have begun to evolve and think more about freedom.
In a benevolent government, the people are free to do whatever they want. The ruler does not enslave his people; instead, he tries to provide them with as much freedom as possible.
The George W. Bush administration put the Continuity of Operations plan into effect for the first time directly following the September 11 attacks. Their implementation involved a rotating staff of 75 to 150 senior officials and other government workers from every federal executive department and other parts of the executive branch in two secure bunkers on the East Coast. Friends, family, and co-workers were only able to reach them through a toll-free number and personal extensions. The Bush administration did not acknowledge the implementation of the COG plan until March 1, 2002.