Too Many Laws, Too Many Prisoners


Persona non grata's picture

"The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws." ~ Tacitus

Suverans2's picture

According to this source (, the U.S. currently has over 5,000,000 so-called "laws" on the books, wonder if that would be considered "more numerous"? ;)

As President Ronald Reagan said, “I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”