Can The Freedom Nexus Be Saved?
Where he says this interesting sounding tidbit:
If in the details some new laws would advance freedom, others would restrict it. But in the aggregate it is arguable that the addition of any new rule to the mountain of existing laws only moves American society in increments toward less freedom.
The growing number of pages in the Federal Register attests to this regulatory nightmare. In 1987, the register had 49,654 pages — frightening enough. At last count, in 2004, it had 78,851 pages.
If Congress is the lawmaking major leagues, the Supreme Court, populated by the most experienced lawyers in the country, is its association of umpires. But here we have a similar problem: Our judicial umpires increasingly want to swing the bat — to make law rather than interpret it.
And then there’s the president.
Personally I think the guy makes sense, but in truth I'm relieved that I'm not the only one who noticed. To my knowledge Tom doesn't live in NJ. I think if he did he'd probably be as cynical and discouraged as me, since New Jersey is, arguably, many years ahead of the nation as a whole in the race to eliminate freedom.