America, the Law-Crazed
By: John Stossel From: Human Events
“'Never in the civilized world have so many been locked up for so little,' The Economist says.
"Yet we keep adding more laws and longer jail terms.
"Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police in the old Soviet Union, supposedly said, 'Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.' Stalin executed anyone he considered a threat, and it didn’t take much to be considered a threat. Beria could always find some law the targeted person had broken. That’s easy to do when there are tons of vague laws on the books. Stalin 'legally' executed nearly a million people that way.
"I’m not saying that America is like Stalin’s Russia, but consider the federal laws we have. The rules that bind us now total more than 160,000 pages. The Congressional Research Service said it was unable to count the number of crimes on the books. Yet last week the feds added or proposed another thousand pages. States and cities have thousands more. Have you read them all? Have our “representatives” read them all? You know the answer."
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Know why our jails and prisons are packed?
- Thousands of pages of criminally confusing and unreasonable regulations
- Unaccountable politicians and bureaucrats
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