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Great article from Reason pointing out how government regulation makes living a normal life illegal. The last two paragraphs are dynamite"
"But sometimes it feels like we’re losing a game of whack-a-mole. For every outrage reversed through bad publicity or expensive lawyering, there are untold dozens of quiet capitulations to a rampaging state. Think of all the government restrictions on what you can and can’t do with your own house, to say nothing of the taxes the government collects on it. At some point the burden of proof should shift to the government, which should have to persuasively explain why an industry needs to be managed from Washington or why an individual needs a license to act like a human being.
The U.S. is in an economic, fiscal, and public policy crisis with no end in sight. Indeed, it looks almost certain to get far worse. We can and will talk about what rights need to be reasserted, what programs need to be cut, what sectors of this American life need to be left the hell alone. But until we make a dent in the widespread notion that there always has to be some type of government structure or some taxpayer-financed watchdog to police every imaginable peaceable transaction, any contemplated fix to the mess we’re in will be temporary at best. "

http://reason.com/archives/2010/09/07/reclaiming-rights
 

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I like the article ... it went from the illegal posting of a lemonade stand sign by a 7 year-old to ...


*The U.S. is in an economic, fiscal, and public policy crisis with no end in sight.
Indeed, it looks almost certain to get far worse.

We can and will talk about what rights need to be reasserted, what programs need to be cut, what sectors of this American life need to be left the hell alone.

But until we make a dent in the widespread notion that there always has to be some type of government structure or some taxpayer-financed watchdog to police every imaginable peaceable transaction, any contemplated fix to the mess we’re in will be temporary at best.*



Whatever happened to the good 'ol days when getting busted by the cops for infractions was the big-time socialist/communist/national socialist fascist *end-of-days* ..


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