(W)e’ve passed myraids of regulations, so much so, that no one can possibly know all of them; and we resort to “Living Constitutions” so that we don’t have to follow the actual laws we find inconvenient. And given that the purpose of the Constitution was to secure liberty this generally means that we find more ways to destroy liberty, in the guise of preserving it. — Reader “Alpheus” in a comment to Saul Cornell Turns Up Again
I am reminded of something Rob Smith (RIP) said once, in connection with Saul Cornell:
Why is it that the more imaginary “rights” people invent, the less personal freedom I have?
Because that’s what they intend.