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Posted By: Toledo, 2/5/2020 7:44:38 AM

A law in South Carolina bans playing pinball if you're under 18. That's just one of America's many ridiculous laws restricting freedom. "There is a role for the government in keeping people safe from actual criminals, people who commit murder, robbery," says Rafael Mangual, a "tough-on-crime" guy at the Manhattan Institute. "But a lot of laws don't keep people safe," he says. "There's a federal prohibition on walking a dog on a leash longer than six feet on federal property. It is a jailable offense."

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Should be a federal crime to publicly tear up SOTU speech

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 2/5/2020 7:57:28 AM (No. 307976)
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” —Ayn Rand Or as I put it: Once your every move is made illegal and you are subjected to selective law enforcement, the "rule of law" and the constitution are nothing but a facade concealing a dictatorship
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Reply 2 - Posted by: snakeoil 2/5/2020 9:02:03 AM (No. 308065)
This worried me. In the past I have transported garden tools across state lines.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/5/2020 9:07:14 AM (No. 308074)
As long as these laws support my point of view. No dog should be on a leash longer than six feet. Kids playing pinball will grow up in corrupting surroundings, likely become criminals. We can all find really good reason why "there oughta be a law"...until we are faced with an infraction.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mofongo 2/5/2020 9:35:23 AM (No. 308114)
I have a pinball machine at home. Would I have had to turn in my kid?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bluefindad 2/5/2020 10:06:59 AM (No. 308151)
I would be so delighted if Bloomberg got the Dem nomination. He is the poster child for the nanny state after his proscriptions against big gulps and salt during his tenure as NYC mayor. , Trump would have a field day! Could you imagine his nickname, some variation on "Tiny Big Gulp Mike"!
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