The 5 Most Popular Safety Laws (That Don't Work)
Really, is it ever possible to be too safe? Especially when it's our children at stake? Actually, yes. Especially when the rule or law intended to make us safe is so poorly thought-out that it either does nothing but suck up public money, or creates a ripple effect of unintended side effects.
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Some other government programs are even worse, like the War on Drugs, not to mention preemptive wars.. What others could you add to the list? A gloomy Jefferson opined, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."
If you talk to normal people in everyday situations, like the barber shop, most seem to hold intelligent positions and complain of government stupidities. Why then do we allow the government to inflict these stupidities upon us?
I think much of the problem is that it takes too much money to get elected and most politicians have sold their souls before reaching office. Anyone that is so keen for power should be viewed with suspicion. We would probably be better off selecting politicians by using a pin in the telephone directory. Meanwhile, dump all incumbents (they would learn after a few cycles of this) and elect Ron Paul as President, or failing that, at least elect Gil Spencer ;-)