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'Meddling Bureaucrats' Ruining America

We've got way too many laws, writes John Stossel
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 1:45 PM CDT
'Meddling Bureaucrats' Ruining America
John Stossel thinks America has too many laws.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – John Stossel rails against big government and the endless array of new laws he says are ruining America. "We've become a nation of a million rules," he writes at RealClearPolitics. "Not the kind of bottom-up rules that people generate through voluntary associations. Those are fine. I mean imposed, top-down rules formed in the brains of meddling bureaucrats who think they know better than we how to manage our lives."

He runs through a host of examples, including kindergartners who got into trouble with their school's zero-tolerance policy against threats during an imaginary game of cops and robbers. "Congress creates, on average, one new crime every week," he writes. "Something's happened to America, and it isn't good." (Read more rules stories.)

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