We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I love the old phrase: "We have the answer. Now what was the question again?"
It's the corollary to "For a man with a hammer, every problem is a nail."
Re my post yesterday, I still cannot understand why a jelly shop needs to be licensed and regulated. Haven't farmers been selling jams, jellies, and pies to happy customers for hundreds of years?
Lengthy and complex regulations are employment schemes for government employees and lawyers as much as anything else. Forget state regs -there are 86,000 pages in the Fed Register. Nobody knows what is in there, but it you violate one of them, you can be screwed.
Would love to see it. Especially about the 5-year limit on regulations. That would mean legislators would keep busy over old ones, instead of trying to find new ones. And new legislators wouldn't have to work to undo bad decisions of their predecessors (nor receive grief from it).
Fully agree with Dr. Torch and NJSoldier. Five year expiration on ALL legislation. It would keep law makers busy so they aren't constantly increasing the burden on us. It would also mean, indirectly, that they'd need to sacrifice some renewals if they wanted to enact new legislation. If a law was a good idea, then renew it. If it wasn't, let it go. And if they get into one of their hissey fits and fail to renew everything we'd all finally be free (we could rid ourselves of some anarchists and their kindred spirits).
One choice is to flatly deny that the product is "Jam" or "Jello" for example. It would be up to regulators to PROVE in court that what you are selling is covered by the regulations.
This could take years and may be fairly cheap to defend against.
I like your suggestion, Hawk returns. It resembles the suggestions I've seen about re-labeling incandescent bulbs so Prancing Nancy and her crazy Democrat kids can't prevent us from buying and using the benign incandescents we've always enjoyed. By relabeling, I mean that 100 watts becomes 99 watts, or 102 watts, etc.
Makes me wonder if Pelosi's $10,000 a night suite on the Big Island isn't paid for by GE.