40,000 new laws took effect yesterday in America and some were probably good laws. It’s the number that’s scary – 40,000 more “thou shalt nots.” Granted, most of these are state laws, affecting different portions of the population, rather than 40,000 new laws just heaped upon yours truly. It’s still a lot of rules and regulation. I often get push back from people when I say government is too big, but how many laws do we need? How many more will we get next year?