What you see below you is a comparison of the size of the federal government that our Founders intended (see that tiny pamphlet on the right, it includes both the Declaration of Independence AND the Constitution) and the one we have today. That ridiculous pile on the left is all the pages of the Federal Register stacked high. From bottom to top, the stack is over 8 feet tall. All of the covers are thin paper, and the pages in these documents are no than what you would see in a telephone book. But hey, they are printed on 99% recycled paper. “The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.” I’d have you note that this says nothing about the size of your state and local governments and governmental agencies. My suspicion is that this stack would double in size, in each state, if I were able to track down the various state registers.
So I ask, my dear friends, if this qualifies as deregulated cowboy free-enterprise, what would a properly regulated economy look like?