by Steve Lancaster 1/2/14
Good Morning fellow criminals. I say this because before the day is out everyone reading this will be in violation of a law, statute, or regulation with the force of law. With the New Year over 40,000 new laws in the US and at least 100,000 new regulations go into effect. My son in Utah who lives almost 10 miles from the Great Salt Lake is now required to purchase flood insurance under a regulation that says he lives in a flood plain. In order for his house to flood the lake would have to rise to levels it has not reached in 10,000 years. I am sure that FEMA will be there to help out.
It is no longer possible for the average citizen to obey the law. If you live in Colorado you can now imbibe in as much marijuana as you can afford. If you live in California you will find that the lunch you send with your child to government schools could get you fined for lack of mandated nutritional supplements. You could be banned from after school sports by giving your child a Big Mac. The social democrats and republicans in the state legislature and Gov. Moonbeam will continue the attack on individual freedom in the name of the collective. You, your family, your home and your church are targets.
Every aspect of your life, with the beginning of Obamacare is now under scrutiny by some aspect of government. Government regulations control how you choose to reproduce and raise your children. You are compelled under threat of losing your children to send them to indoctrination at government schools. Your wealth is confiscated by local, state and federal government and transferred to people and programs you may not find in adherence to your moral or ethical values and this theft is called a “social good”.
I once asked a congressman, Vic Fazio 3rd district in Sacramento, why no one in congress ever talks about repealing useless laws, or laws that serve to limit freedom. His answer is illustrative of the group think in D.C. and in elected government in general, “no one gets elected by doing the right thing, only by making the electorate think they are actually doing something.” Vic was defeated in that election because McClellan AFB was ordered closed by the Clinton controlled BRAC, after promises made to keep it open by Clinton at McClellan in 1994.
Those of you social conservatives who posit that Libertarians are the new Bolsheviks would do well to consider that Libertarians in general would ask for fewer laws and regulations, and less government. You talk a lot about individual freedom, but the concept of a free individual seems to scare you.