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Pinhead Bureaucrats Threaten Family with Possible Prison Sentence for Rescuing a Baby Deer

DavidWeakland Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:11 AM
Well stated! Less governmental control. I am a sovereign citizen. Just because a "government bureaucracy" makes a "law" to regulate anything, as long as I have not harmed or interfered with any other person's natural right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness, I have not committed a crime. I will be judged by my creator when the day comes of my deeds and misdeeds. NOT some "controlling authority".

As a public finance economist, I normally focus on big-picture arguments against excessive government.

If the public sector is too large, for instance, that undermines economic growth by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy.

The damage is then compounded by a needlessly destructive and punitive tax system.

But I’ve also discovered that it helps to personalize the analysis by pointing out examples of ridiculous and wasteful behavior by government.