40,697 New "laws" in 2009.

Posted January 4th, 2010 by Mokred

Legislatures in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico met in 2009, leading to the enactment of 40,697 laws.

Good luck reducing the state, minarchists. :P

I wonder how many laws in

mport1 5 years 34 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago

I wonder how many laws in total there are? It is impossible for anybody to know all the laws they are expected to follow, not the police, not the people, and not the lawmakers. If police wanted to, they could find any one of the hundreds of thousands of laws to get you on. Apparently the average person commits about 3 felonies a day. I'm sure 95% of those "crimes have no victims. How about one law - do not initiate force on another's person or property?

Good luck *abolishing* the state, anarchists

Epicurious 5 years 34 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago

Anything about the difficulty of limiting or reducing the State is true many times over of abolishing it.

There is exactly the same difficulty

BobRobertson 5 years 34 weeks 18 hours 14 min ago

There is exactly the same difficulty in getting the government to give up one power as to give up them all, because it is exactly the same argument. More people may admit that the free market provides X better than government than Y, but what X or Y is doesn't matter. There are people who believe government must provide food. Just not many of them.

no need to abolish it, only

Mokred 5 years 34 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago

no need to abolish it, only have to ignore it and it dies.

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