what do you think? i wrote it in response to some new food safety laws being created.... so... anyway...
I must note that continued production of details in our law gives way to continued proliferation of devils of which may hide in those details. Our government must back down from this continued production of complexity or soon, if we don't already, we will need bureaucracies to aid us in doing the most mundane of tasks lest we be arrested and/or fined for doing them. While steps are needed to make sure live is reasonably safe, the intrusion of government into every facet of business and life will only serve those who have the time and money to make sure of their compliance with these complex regulations and laws, and will harm and burden all others.
It has become increasingly clear that enough laws cannot be made to correct every evil in the world as society itself must cure many of them. In the process of trying to make enough laws to correct every evil we are creating a framework for a new breed of evil to hide within the complex details of this framework so that it may use this framework to harm and even destroy those smaller and less able to afford lawyers and other persons to wade through this increasingly complex regulation so as to make sure compliance with it is held.
This creates a dilemma in which the few will hold power over the small and the many by means of the government, as those with staff enough to handle the complex bureaucracy would necessarily be and only be the larger corporate entities, and thereby create a relationship between business and government that is inappropriate due to the manner in which such a plutocratic intertwining would conflict with the ideals of a republic.
Beware the visions created by fear, for they may coerce the law to go places it has no right and no competence for, and by doing so create a means for social dissonance that will have grave and bold consequences.
Of course, what I warn you of in this letter may already be so as I have recently noticed signs of this type of plutocratic intertwining throughout much of our law.
Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die"
Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
"When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out."