"If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."
Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955)
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...and we have much more than 10,000!
 -- Joel, Rochester, MI     
    I respect the law, the 10,000 plus contemptible, malignant, etc. regulations are beneath respect.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The two really are unrelated... bad laws destroy the respect for the law... bad leaders who ignore the laws destroy the respect for the law (and here I'm talking about illegal acts in the leader's official roles, not oral sex which is really immaterial to the offical role)... regulations can be numerous in reasonable ways (e.g. covering a wide variety of areas) or in bad ways (e.g. covering a narrow slice of life)... there is no clear corelation here to respect for the law, especially when most people are unaware of regulations in their daily life.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
    Only 10,000? Where is this Utopia?
     -- Bob, Eugene OR     
    I know...you all just want the one regulation: Do as you please. Great idea. I will get my guns ready.
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
    Hypocrisy is a poor foundation for justice.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Bob, I like it, :-) That is an excellent abstract extension to the quote
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    ...and you create cynicism toward all of the lawmakers.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    And Reid, Pelosi and the gang are busy passing more laws, and how about a jillion executive orders from the White House.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
     -- Ron w13, Or      
    10,000 regulations and .. a proliferation of unlawful federal regulating bureaucracies and their regulators armed to the teeth like para-military storm troopers out to savage and shred the law and the individuals constitutionally protected unalienable and natural rights.
     -- Mary - MI     
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