Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Freedom from Excess Regulations

                The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the excess of regulations issued by any government. The Obama administration has issued more than 21,000 regulations. Too many regulations tend to decrease productivity and economic growth.

                Dianne Katz published an article at The Daily Signal about the regulations on the food used for Thanksgiving. She states that the Obama regulations “increased regulatory costs by more than $100 billion annually.” She also reports that “Independent estimates find that total regulatory costs are exceeding $2 trillion annually – more than is collected in income taxes each year.” Katz continues her article describes how regulations affect the foods that we eat at Thanksgiving.

               Some regulations are necessary for health, safety, or security, but too many of the regulations put out by the Obama administration simply control citizens where no control is needed. Katz continues her article by describing how regulations affect the foods that we eat at Thanksgiving. Please read her article and decide for yourself if all those regulations are really necessary.

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