Thursday, August 13, 2009

Twenty-Five Feet of Laws

...And that's just the width of the spines of all fifty volumes of the Code Of Federal Regulations. Up from a couple inches in 1925, which I do not recall from my reading as being all that much more barbaric than our own enlightened times; they had Prohibition and we've got Federal drug laws, each creating its own assortment of gangs and the violence that comes with.

Go to the link. The photos speak for themselves.

I wonder how this might correlate to, say, percentage of the population with law degrees?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many feet will Obamacare add to the CFRs?

The bill in Congress is just an outline compared to the volumes of regulations that will be needed to implement Socialism in One Republic.

Shootin' Buddy

Mark Alger said...

And. at a guess, every single reg is in violation of one or more provisions of the Constitution.

America: whattacountry!

M

TW: phinc: The Qing izza phinc!

D.W. Drang said...

From reading Amity Shlae's The Forgotten Man, about the soon-to-be-not-so-Great Depression, Roosevelt's greatest innovation was that the federal Government should be bigger than the state government(s).

We need to go back to pre-Roosevelt days.

BobG said...

"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless."
-Milton Friedman