There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. Montesquieu, French Judge and Political Philosopher, (1689 – 1755)
You think you are a law-abiding citizen? Think again! You have been, you are now, and you will continue to break the law for the rest of your life, because there are too many laws, with millions more laws to follow, many of which are totally unconstitutional and mostly unknown to the common man.
Since the final draft of the Constitution became the Supreme Law of the Land, legislators have been passing law after law after law. The last attempt at an official estimate from the Justice Department completed more than 38 years ago found that the government had defined more than 3800 crimes in statute. No one will admit to knowing how many are on the books today.
In 1927 the US Code fit in a single volume. Today, it is estimated that
“The U.S. Code occupies 56,009 single-spaced pages or 47 to 50 volumes that take up 9 feet of shelf space. An annotated version, which attempts to bring order out of chaos, is 3 feet long and has 230 hardcover volumes and 36 paperback supplements.
Administrative lawmaking under statutes fills up the 207-volume Code of Federal Regulations, which spanned 21 feet of shelf space and contains more than 134,488 pages of regulatory law. Federal law is further augmented by more than 2,756 volumes of judicial precedent, taking up 160 yards (almost twice as long as a football field) of law-library shelving.”
This is just federal law, and it doesn’t include the millions of state, county and city laws that have been passed since we won our freedom in the first revolution. State and local laws are also growing by the second. You can’t move sideways without bumping into a law.
Too many laws create competing special interests who lobby the system to entrench their own little worlds, while the unrepresented (the peasants) are left out in the cold. We have become a government of cronies, in a world run by cronyism, in an atmosphere of corruption, Hell bent on driving America and Americans into unabashed Marxism and the one-world-order.
Too many laws lead to powerful, entitled special interests and the innocent victims are left with no political or judicial power at all.
The so-called Silent Majority, Americas trying to live out their lives as best as they can, earn a living and raise their children, now live in a country they thought was the land of the free. You know, a government they could trust, a government that protects the unalienable, individual rights as granted to us by our creator and codified into law by our constitution, a government that operates within the enumerated powers allowed them by that very same constitution and a government of trusty worthy men and women.
Unfortunately, in their silence the government has assumed powers that far exceeded their constitutional powers; a government who passes laws to pander to or buy off special interest groups for votes and donations and then levy never-ending taxes to pay for it all. And yet, even as regulations rise exponentially and as taxes became more burdensome, the silent majority, to their discredit, still remains silent.
Silent to the fact that our government uses taxpayer money to line their pockets and the pockets of their family and donors; silent to the fact that the government hands out our hard-earned money to prop up banks and businesses who acted irresponsibly. Silent to the fact that the government, while increasing their power over the people, are passing laws that decrease personal freedoms, eliminating individual rights, gun rights, property rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the sovereignty of states and the people under the 9th and 10th Amendments and equal protections under the law contained in the 14th Amendment. Silent to the fact that the 5th Amendment is all but null and void through the passing of draconian environmental regulations and eminent domain.
America was founded on the basics of natural law and the principles of a Constitutional Republic. That is, a system of government by the rule of law, with the Constitution as the foundation of all law. What the Founders failed to realize, or maybe they did but didn’t account for it, was that lawmakers have but one goal in life, that is the passing of laws, laws that they rarely consider repealing. The net result is we have become enslaved by the passage of too many laws.
Source: Read Ron Ewart’s article, You Can Hide From Government But Not For Long, at this link.|