Breaking the Law chronicles stupid laws, the politicians who pass them, the bureaucrats who enforce them, and the everyday American lawbreaker who breaks them.
It’s intended to answer the question, “What were they thinking?” and to demonstrate that in today’s USA, it’s nearly impossible to go a single week without breaking the law.
- In Rocklin CA, city officials want to put the kibosh on residents smoking in their own yards.
- In Cranston RI, daddy-daughter dances are banned.
- In New York City, the sale of large sodas is banned, kids aren’t allowed to play baseball with aluminum bats, and schools can’t hold bake sales.
- In San Francisco, “public” sitting, Happy Meal toys, plastic bags, gun advertisements, Segways, and soda machines on public property are all banned AND goldfish and even circumcisions could soon be illegal.
- In Fort Lee NJ, “textwalking” is banned.
- In Alabama and Mississippi, home brewing is banned.
- And King County WA? That county bans swimming in any river without a life vest!
The list goes on. And it never stops.
Each year, Congress introduces 55 new “crimes.” Put another way, the federal government dreams up 55 new ways to turn everyday Americans into criminals.
Take these 55 new yearly federal crimes, add 50 states, 3,000-plus counties, and 40,000-plus cities, and the scope of the accelerating criminalization of the everyday American becomes crystal clear.
Inside Breaking the Law
Breaking the Law is non-partisan. And non-preachy. Here, you’ll find written posts, video blogs, comedy sketches and documentary-style episodes about laws you should know about.