The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws

 
"Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges."
"(The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.)"
— Cornelius Tacitus
(55-117 A.D.)
Source: Annales, 1st century A.D.
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Cornelius.Tacitus.Quote.40B2
 
[We have a tax code purported to be 20 feet tall.]
 
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One Response to The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws

  1. Iowa says:

    "The denial or revocation of a parenting licensewould be expected to be a painful experience,particularly for mothers.The overall importance of protecting innocent childrenfrom incompetent parenting justifies the inconvenienceto a few parents and the inevitable imperfectionsof a licensing system."– Jack C. WestmanSource: Licensing Parents: Can We Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect? (New York and London: Plenum Press, 1994), p. 243.http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Jack.Westman.Quote.663C"It would not be unreasonable, by analogy with a motor vehicle licence, that a permit to reproduce should also be needed with a minimum age of, for example, twenty-five, and a proof required that the parents are of sufficient maturity and financial resource to take proper care of the child. Young, sexually active, but emotionally immature teenagers would need help."– Sir Roy CalneSource: Too Many People (London and New York: Calder Publications and Riverrun Press, 1994), p.113.http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Roy.Calne.Quote.6572

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