What is the central power of government?

The central power of government is lawmaking. Laws determine if, when, how and which citizens can vote. Laws are the tools through which we are governed by our representatives. Ordinary citizens can participate in controlling their government by becomig lawmakers. Marcus Cicero pointed out, more than two thousand years ago, that: freedom is participation in power. Until the people participate in the central power of government — making laws — they will never be truly free.