Laws I’d Like To See Enacted *Open Thread*





How many laws are there in this country? Care to even guess? How many do you inadvertently disobey because you don’t know about them? And since ignorance of the law is no excuse where does that leave the average citizen?

Congress has been busily making laws for a couple hundred years. Presidents of all parties have been busily signing them into law for a couple hundred years. That means there must be a whole lotta laws out there governing our behavior. Because as politicians tell us from time to time, “We are a nation of laws.” Except when we’re not.



The government in its monumental wisdom can decide not to enforce laws. Whole cities can decide that they don’t want to enforce immigration laws and thus become “Sanctuary Cities” which are against our law. Politicians and the media that likes the idea of “Sanctuary Cities” can ignore the hypocrisy and it’s own lawlessness for their agenda.

Again I ask, how many laws are there in this country? Does anyone have any idea? Including those so busily trying to justify their existence by making more?



In an example of a failed attempt to tally up the number of laws on a specific subject area, in 1982 the Justice Department tried to determine the total number of criminal laws. In a project that lasted two years, the Department compiled a list of approximately 3,000 criminal offenses. This effort, headed by Ronald Gainer, a Justice Department official, is considered the most exhaustive attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws. In a Wall Street Journal article about this project, “this effort came as part of a long and ultimately failed campaign to persuade Congress to revise the criminal code, which by the 1980s was scattered among 50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law.” Or as Mr. Gainer characterized this fruitless project: “[y]ou will have died and [been] resurrected three times,” and still not have an answer to this question.

Congress keeps making new laws. We remain ignorant of the laws we may break until faced with the consequence of breaking some law we knew nothing about. Then some bureaucrat  will arrogantly inform us that ignorance of the law is no excuse.

No one knows how many laws there are in the United States.  Apparently, no one can count that high.

They’ve been accumulating, of course, for more than 200 years.  When federal laws were first codified in 1927, they fit into a single volume.  By the 1980s, there were 50 volumes of more than 23,000 pages.

And today?  Online sources say that no one knows.  The Internal Revenue Code alone, first codified in 1874, contains more than 3.4 million words and, if printed 60 lines to the page, is more than 7,500 pages long.  There are about 20,000 laws just governing the use and ownership of guns.

New laws mean new crimes.  From the start of 2000 through 2007, Congress had created at least 452 new crimes, so that at that time the total number of Federal crimes exceeded 4,450.


The irony of all the busy law making is that many of the people making the laws are corrupt. They follow laws if and when they find it convenient.

They follow the laws they like and ignore the ones they don’t. They don’t seem to think that the law applys to them. They are the lawmakers and therefore superior to those they rule govern.


What laws would I like to see enacted?

I would like to see a law that says every law that congress enacts must, by law, apply to them as it does to any average citizen. It it’s good for us it must be good for them too. Don’t do unto others what you are not willing to do unto yourself!

I would like to see a law that ties any congressional pay raise to presidential elections. Let the people decide if they deserve a raise or not. After all, taxpayers are the ones paying the bills.

I would like to see a law that says before any new law can be signed they must rid us of an old archaic law. The old laws most don’t know about and that no longer pertain to life as we know it today. The way you get rid of a law is to pass another law that kills the first law. Job security for the busy beavers making laws isn’t it?

I would like to see a law enacted that says no law can pass congress without a thorough cleaning out of all the laws on that topic that no longer apply.

I would like whoever is proposing the law to be thoroughly versed in what the new law means, what the old laws covering this topic did or didn’t do and how this law will benefit the majority of Americans.

We must hear what this new law really means not what the proposer says it means.

We must know what the consequences of this new law will be. Congress and politicians are very bad at seeing the consequences of the laws they make. Perhaps that’s because they don’t think laws pertain to them.

There are 20,000 laws governing the use and ownership of guns. Obama, Clinton, media, libs in general want to add more. Can there be anything more to add that hasn’t been covered in 20,000 laws?

My list of laws could be a long one. Because the people making the laws are not to be trusted. Not the worst of them. Not even the best of them. There needs to be laws that constrain them.

Some lawmakers have very good intentions, others do not. Some are simply clueless. Citizens need to keep that in mind.


37 Responses to “Laws I’d Like To See Enacted *Open Thread*”

  1. insanitybytes22 Says:

    Ha! I love that pic about taking pens away from politicians. So true. We really need people on the same page about the spirit and intent of the law. Most of us decide not to kill people because it’s wrong, because it doesn’t match our values, not because some revised code somewhere has declared it to be illegal.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      My observation has been that “laws” are only respected and obeyed by the law-abiding. That leaves a whole lot of people, seems like more every year, that don’t respect and don’t obey.

      Maybe if there were fewer laws and if they were enforced on everyone equally there might be more respect.

      Seeing a felon like Hillary running for POTUS and having the current POTUS endorse her only proves to many people that laws don’t apply to the rich, powerful and famous most of the time.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Watch Democrat Senator Tell Reporter: Americans Must “Prove Their Innocence”

    Guess Feinstein never heard that old “innocent until proven guilty” thing. Now you have to “prove” you’re innocent. With government like this no wonder so many citizens feel the need to protect themselves. From the government as the 2nd Amendment intended.

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

  4. helenk3 Says:

    I am not liking this a little bit

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      You can’t trust Obama as far as you can throw him. This country has given him what most can only dream of and he seeks to destroy it. Does he care nothing about his daughters and their children and what kind of a world they will inherit?

  5. helenk3 Says:

    why does it seem that the laws proposed now are attacks on our constitutional rights and not deterrents to crime?

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It seems that way, IMHO, because it is that way. The powers that be are making their move to grab more power and put us further under their thumb.

      The parasitical gimmees already don’t care about anything except what they can get for nothing. Now the PTB must enslave the workers so they have enough money to give to those that produce nothing but votes to keep them in power.

      Ever notice how so many attack Social Security and us greedy old people that take from the young? We worked all our lives and contributed to our Social Security Check. Many of the young that call us greedy have never worked at all and have contributed nothing.

      If the damn politicians had kept the money they “took” from all the people paying into Social Security for all those years in a “lock box” like they were supposed to there would be no issue with payouts.

  6. helenk3 Says:

    good article

  7. helenk3 Says:

    I already ordered the book

    MON JUNE 20 2016 19:47:25 ET

    Team Hillary is working overtime to block former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne from appearing on ANY broadcast network, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

    Byrne is set to reveal what he observed inside the White House while protecting the First Family in the 1990s.

    ‘What I saw sickened me,’ Byrne explains. ‘I want you to hear my story.’

    Byrne paints a picture of Hillary as a deranged madwoman running interference on Bill’s sexploits.

    The book ‘CRISIS OF CHARACTER’ is finally set for release next Monday. It has already became the top seller at AMAZON for the month of June.

    And now Clinton’s circle is preparing to hit back hard!

    POLITICO plans an early morning attack on Byrne’s credibility, sources claim, despite his having served in federal law enforcement for nearly thirty years.

    Meanwhile, Hillary’s campaign has won assurances that he will not be invited to spread ‘lies’ on any of the nation’s broadcast networks.

    ‘It’s trash for cash,’ a campaign official warned one producer.

    FOXNEWS ‘HANNITY’ will have the first exclusive for cable news, DRUDGE has learned.


  8. helenk3 Says:

    this should be interesting to watch

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Given the corruption of our government we are so fortunate to have “Judicial Watch”.

      Is there any such group on the left? If not, why not?

  9. helenk3 Says:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Every day Trump seems to be going further down. Everyone was expecting him to implode – now here it is. Now what will the GOP do?

  10. helenk3 Says:

    this is info we should know

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The people of this country should not only “know” they should have a say in who is foisted on them.

      I am firmly in the Not In My Back Yard camp.

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    Does anyone think Hillary or Trump is competent to deal with the package the incompetent POS POTUS in the White House is leaving the next president?

  12. kenoshamarge Says:

    Liberal Logic 101= When a Christian refuses to participate in a gay-wedding, it’s a blatant example of anti-gay bigotry by Christians.

    However when gay, Democrat Muslim shoots 102 gay people at a night club, while claiming he’s doing it for ISIS… It’s also a blatant example of anti-gay bigotry by Christians. See How That Works?

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    Brilliant Branco strikes again:

  14. helenk3 Says:

    now this man deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The Nobel Peace prize for sure! I cannot stand heat and turn into a rampaging monster when it’s hot.

      Air conditioning has maintained “peace” in our home, our car and the stores we frequent.

  15. helenk3 Says:

    and in this country a kid gets suspended from school because he bit into a sandwich and it looked like a gun.
    strange thinking

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      What kind of a mind encourages hate in a toddler? Let’s not forget the “Pop Tart Terrorist” who was suspended from school. The court upheld his suspension by the way. Insanity – just insanity.

  16. helenk3 Says:

    this could get interesting

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      CAIR is a terrorist enabling organization not only allowed by our own government but encouraged to attack citizens concerned for their own safety.

  17. helenk3 Says:

  18. kenoshamarge Says:

  19. helenk3 Says:

    missing one shooter’s wife
    no one has checked to see if she is on vacation with the backtracks

    not too much seen of daddy either

  20. helenk3 Says:

    FBI to islamic terrorists ” We’ve got your back”

  21. helenk3 Says:

    where else but congress could you be convicted of crimes. keep your job and salary, but told not to do your job?

  22. helenk3 Says:

    backtrack gutting medicare

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