The Lois Lerner Curve

I call this the Lois Lerner Curve. With few laws policing corruption, there’s a lot of it. Then, as law enforcement increases, corruption declines, down to point zero on the curve. Thereafter, however, additional laws result in more corruption, because citizens and bureaucrats alike become lost in the complexity and enforcement is unevenly applied.

The Lerner Curve is a specific example of this quote being applied:

“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

It has already become practically impossible for an ordinary man to participate in politics without breaking laws. An ordinary citizen is practically limited to donating money to organizations or candidates with the money to hire specialized campaign finance lawyers. God forbid an ordinary, unapproved man or woman try to run for office; look what happened to Christine O'Donnel, for example.

This entry was published Mon Nov 24 10:16:24 CST 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-11-21 11:21:19.0. [Tweet]

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