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Lazy Law Update June 26, 2013

Posted by federalist in Government Regulation.
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We already knew that there are so many laws that it is impossible to determine whether an individual is completely law-abiding. I was alarmed to learn that even if we restrict ourselves to criminal statutes, and only those promulgated by the federal government, we still can’t say who is not a criminal. Paul Rosenzweig dives into the subject after noting:

Even the Congressional Research Service can’t count the federal criminal laws.

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1. Pam - June 26, 2013

Excellent post, thank you! “The bigger the government the smaller the citizen.”

2. Government Shakedowns | Federalist - May 4, 2014

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