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March 26, 2014

A Nation Of Felons

There are so many laws in this country that a lawyer has recently wrote a book detailing how the average American commits three felonies a day. There are so many unknown laws on the books that any one can risk a prison sentence for almost anything and never know that they're a felon.

The Smallest Minority has quite a work up on this.
Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged wrote: "There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking the law. Create a nation of lawbreakers and then you can cash in on the guilt."

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
-- Winston Churchill
Judges, legislators and cops. It's a mess. And they are writing more laws every day.

7 comments:

underground pewster said...

They are writing more laws every day, and we are paying them to do it!

LL said...

There should be a law against writing more laws...

WoFat said...

And the Powers That Be keep a list of laws which it's OK to break, for their friends and supporters.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The problem with making criminals is that they lose respect for the law and government. This will be the undoing of the tyrant state.

Sixbears said...

Embrace your outlaw status and run with it. Might as well.

denis miller said...

many many years ago I ran across a proposed law ( which disappeared ) that for every new law passed an old law must be scraped. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Fredd said...

I knew a retired LAPD cop who once told me, "without laws, we'd be eating each other."

Looks like this old cop was right: instead of a nation filled with cannibals, we are a nation of felons. Then again, I believe cannabalism is a felony....