I aver that regulation, not taxes and overspending, will be the downfall of our nation. It will likely even bring us to insurrection. It will eventually result in relegating us to third-world status.

In an article published at American Thinker, here, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/08/regulating_our_way_to_mediocrity.html, Robert Schapiro gives an example of why I feel so strongly about this.

He decided, at the behest of friends, to set up a part-time sales booth at a farmers’ market for his homemade bread.

“It was [one] principle thing which held me back. I kept asking myself, what do I need this trouble for? I live a quiet life with minimal government attention. By baking for a farmers market, I am now attracting close scrutiny on federal, state, county, and village level as each parasitic department clambers for its unearned take.” Read the rest of this entry »