Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Creeping Tyranny?

There were approximately 31,000 laws passed by state legislatures in 2010 - and that doesn't include what was passed by the 111th Congress on the federal side.

There are actually some pretty good laws in the mix. One example is a law passed in Iowa which makes it more difficult for local sheriffs to deny concealed carry permits.

But knowing government as I do, I am guessing the bulk of the laws passed across the fruited plain are just more restrictions on freedom, liberty and commerce. One example here are laws passed in both St. Louis and St. Louis County that prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants.

Yep, the tyranny of the pleasure police marches on.

You can read about it at this link.


DCG said...

How ironic, "SEC registered firms must...on pay vote re: executive compensation". Yet this admin is allowed to spend like a drunken sailor while Queen Michelle spends thousands on her trips abroad & to Hawaii. Tyranny indeed!

Dave said...


Yeah, it is pretty ridiculous.

Maybe the new congress can do something to clip her wings.

-But I won't hold my breath waiting for it.


When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson