One day when I heard Mark Levin say that “every day our circle of liberty gets tighter and tighter around us”, I made a note of it to post one day… Boy does that statement ring true…

There are a myriad of reasons why it is true and most all of them go against the original notion of the nation’s framers to limit government and to keep government from interfering with our God given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…

The sheer number of local, state, and federal regulations are absolutely mind boggling. We seem to need permission from some government agency to do nearly anything – even if its on our own property or in our own home.

Guess how many pages of federal regulations came on the books just last year?

While reading an article from thehill.com, a study revealed that during the year 2015 the publication of the federal government’s rules, proposed rules and notices amounted to 81,611 pages! There have been 3,378 final rules and regulations among the pages of the Federal Register during 2015 alone!

The number of specific regulatory restrictions listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) has topped one million, and the print edition of the CFR takes up 238 volumes while the index alone runs 1,242 pages!

Here’s a statistic for you… according to a study from spectator.org, there has been a new federal regulation every two hours and nine minutes—24 hours per day, 365 days per year, for the past 20 years!! All this while every year, government agencies continue to issue thousands of regulations costing billions upon billions of dollars adding up to trillions…

As the government continues to fatten (picture ‘Jabba the Hutt’), so too do the hundreds upon hundreds of federal agencies continue to issue rules and regulations while self-justifying their reason for existence…

Ever wonder what are some of these federal agencies?
List of Federal Agencies

And that’s just federal… now factor in your own state and local regulations! The obstacles to true liberty are absolutely enormous! There’s little doubt that each and every one of us are probably inadvertently breaking many laws, rules and regulations each and every day.

Is all of this really necessary? Are all of these government regulations supposed to save us from ourselves? Does government really know best?

Speaking of the tightening circle of liberty, just look at how much we’ve lost since 9/11, and since the implementation of the various ‘terrorist’ acronyms which scare the people into accepting further loss of privacy and liberty. It has become seemingly quite easy to strip away our privacy for the sake of so called ‘safety’. While I’m not downplaying the fact that there are those in the world who wish to kill us, I’m asking (hypothetically) to what extent and at what cost to our freedoms are we willing to go in order to feel more ‘safe’??

Various government “Act’s” have enabled enormous potential and apparent legal justification to haul nearly any one of us away if they so wanted to… Unless you’ve been living in a bubble, most of you know that .gov listens, watches, reads, and profiles everything that you do – thanks to technology. While some may say something like “Who cares… I’m not doing anything wrong so I don’t care”, it’s people like that who enable the tightening of the circle of liberty. And one day when it’s gone, they’ll say “How did this happen?”.

I suppose I could go on while elaborating on more examples of the tightening circle of liberty, however I would rather hear from you and your opinions…

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