American patriot Chuck Norris has penned a scathing piece on America’s First Amendment problem in the wake of the city of Houston subpoenaing local pastors for their sermons and private correspondence.
Houston mayor Annise Parker made national headlines recently when she demanded pastors who opposed the city’s new law concerning transgender bathroom usage and so-called equal rights to hand over their sermons. The subpoena demanded “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to [the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance], the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”
It seems that no aspect of American life can escape government regulation. In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency.
Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, of course, but increasingly, the rules imposed by the government have less to do with health and safety and more to do with whether government or individuals get to make basic pocketbook and lifestyle decisions that affect them. And it is not just the regulators who are to blame. Congress writes laws that give unelected bureaucrats the broad powers they wield.
Today we bring you 10 of the worst regulations from 2012:
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With the attack from our government on our Religous freedom, how long will it be before the government tells you how many kids you can have? If you think it can’t happen, look at China, but that’s just my opinion.