John Stossel: Everything is Illegal

A libertarian friend of mine is kind of obsessed about the Federal Reserve.  Now there’s plenty not to like about the Federal Reserve, so I won’t quarrel with his desire to get rid of it, but I think it’s a diversion from the overall problem – government is too damn big.  There are too many laws, too many regulations, too many enforcers, and the government stranglehold is growing every day.

So if you’ve got 42 minutes and missed the John Stossel segment on how the average adult commits at least three crimes a day, check it out:


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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2 Responses to John Stossel: Everything is Illegal

  1. Oliver says:

    Pray tell, Mystic Cowgirl: exactly how is it that the federal government metastasized?

  2. KW says:

    I don’t know, but it’s a good question. I think it’s the natural human drive for power – the more free candy officials have to give away, the more votes they can buy, the more power they can amass, the more free candy to have to give away. Plus, people get into office and feel they have to DO something, and doing something when you’re a politician means making laws.

    What do you think?

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