"The more laws, the less justice."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
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 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    Oh that we would practice this. Call for a sunset amendment that every law on the book shall individually expire every three years and require review and reaffirmation by the legistlature. Call for an amendment which shall give standing to all citizens that they may challenge any law without being required to violate that law in order to aquire standing to make such a challenge. Call for redefining that which constitutes a felony or misdemenor. That an offense shall be deemed a Felony only upon the use of actual force or the threat of force or violence.
     -- Wm, Az     
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    Wm,Az, good.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    "There ought to be a law against passing unjust laws." ( Kind of "tongue-in cheek," but it ain't that far from Cicero.

    [ In the early 1940s, there were several alcoves in the hall near my High School's principal's office; one contained a bust of Cicero. We NEED reminders such as these, from such astute men of old. ]
     -- Bob Leavitt, Charlotte, VT     
    Clearly, Cicero is referencing the man/god's legislation (legal positivism) and otherwise tyrannous acts by an anti-We The People's natural law. The greater in scope and number the man/god's laws, the greater the injustice. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, complete with its almost innumerable man/god laws, is an anti-moral police state that is grossly unjust.

    By way of example: I have an acquaintance that was subjected to a criminal action where the court was presented with a grand jury finding (that no grand jury ever heard) based on a statue that had expired (following with an off topic statute midway through the court process) all while the prosecutor was arguing a made up statute (talk about never ending laws). The court appointed defense attorney wouldn't object because it may be looked upon as unfavorable by the judge. Injustice to the extreme - right here in good ole Amerika.

    Once upon a time in a land far, far away, I developed over a dozen Constitutional arguments successfully defeating all victimless traffic violations. Because there is no one court interested in natural law, Constitutional law, justice and/or such, does not fall within the gazillion god/man laws, those arguments will not even be allowed into the theocratic police state's courts any longer (way to effective in preserving law and freedom)..
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Obviously, the 100,000 laws (actually much more -- I think a gazillion is quite accurate ...) are not about justice but about control. We elect these guys and they think we are asking them for more laws -- what else are they supposed to do to justify their salaries? We need NO MORE LAWS! These are merely regulations with the punishment of laws. The government can only survive on taxes and fines -- and with more and more government takeover of individual responsibility, more so-called 'laws' are required to pay government salaries. Should everyone comply with every regulation, the government would be bankrupt (as we know they already are, both financially and morally). The government NEEDS disobedience or else they will go broke even faster!! The entire purpose of government today is to create criminals to pay for the crimes of government. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    Our greatest president, Thomas Jefferson< said himself that everything passed by congress should be torn up and thrown out and that we start all over again every 20 years.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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     -- Ronw13, ID      
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