A New State Law Every 13 Minutes...

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    Nanny State U.S.A.


    Let’s start with the premise that lawmakers are the only people in America who aren’t convinced we have too many laws.

    Now, with the new year tightening its clock-springs, the National Council of State Legislatures tells us we’ve just added 40,000 more. That’s an average of one every 13 minutes.

    Oh, goodie.

    Laws are like technology. Over time, they become one of two things: indispensable or obsolete. It’s beyond me why most state and federal laws don’t have 15- or 20-year sunset clauses, so we could periodically dispense with the obsolete ones like so many floppy disc drives and 8-track tape decks. (Remember them?)

    If left alone, laws can become downright necrotic. If you think it’s hard to get a new law passed, just try repealing one after a special interest group’s lobbyists commit themselves to protecting it.

    For my fellow Latin geeks, Tacitus put it best: “Corruptisima republica plurimae leges.” The more corrupt the state, the more plentiful its laws.

    Tacitus was a senator and historian in ancient Rome. (Remember them?) He was nonplussed about emperors’ power to enact laws that didn’t improve anything for anyone. He also wrote an 11,000-word eulogy for his father-in-law, so he wasn’t perfect. But Tacitus knew an over-legalized nation when he saw one.


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    The teabagger/republicans have 25 states all to themselves and since 2010 have been on a law making jamboree. Some of them, like Alabama's immigration law caused so many problems that they are in the process of scrapping most of it in shame.
     
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    I see Pauli is once again trying to pass off others writings as his own. Quotes aren't hard buddy. Try using them some time.

    As for the laws, Pauli's basic premise is flawed. He's assuming ALL laws are bad, so therefore adding more is bad. It makes it appear he wants no laws at all, and thinks that that is the best way for American to be. This makes him either a liar or crazy or a child. I'm betting on the first.
     
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    I am quite sure Paul would go to extraordinarily great lengths to prove he is right. His libertarian experimentation would probably be the end of the country as we know it.
     
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    Maybe Illinois should require that we show our drain cleaner receipts before being allowed to vote.
     
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    They do the same thing here with some cold medicine... Other than drano being used for a weapon, they use it to make meth. I understand cold medicine, not drano.
    I stocked the health and beauty department at Kmart when I was in high school, I would stock some cold medicine a couple of times a day because they would either buy or steal it all. I don't know if they needed a state law, for one Kmart and other stores had already started keeping that stuff behind the pharmacy counter...But stores should monitor it, for one to make sure people are not stealing them blind.
     
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    Only if you're an American Citizen. If you're an Illegal Alien you do not have to show a valid ID. Because that is now considered 'Racist' and a violation of Non-Citizens' Civil Rights. Apparently this current Government feels that Non-Citizens should have more 'Civil Rights' than actual Citizens. Try not showing a valid ID when requested to do so by authority. Lets see where that gets you. Unless you're a Non-Citizen,you have no rights. What a country we've become.
     

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