Everyone a Criminal

The Republicans have added fixing “over-criminalization” to their party platform. This is good, as is explained by the videos at this link.  It is simply unfair to have laws that no one knows until someone shows up at the door with a warrant.

I recall talking to someone back in my high school days.  He had been the owner of a small business.  Even back then the regulatory jungle was so dense that he finally gave up.  I recall him telling me that he wanted to follow the law, but there was literally no way to follow the law and run a business.  You had to break the law because there were simply too many laws.  That was 25 years ago.

I wish the link (and the videos therein) contained more examples.  Oh, here’s one.  It’s not criminal (yet) but it shows how over-regulation makes it so that even good ideas are not allowed.  The title is “DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books ‘Inaccessible’ to the Blind”.    That’s right.  No e-reader can be used by a public library that is not accessible to the blind.  I have much sympathy for the blind, but this is just insane.  Sort of like the attempt a few months ago to close pools at just about every motel in America, because they were not handicap accessible.  If everyone can’t have fun, then no one can.

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