Proliferating Ordinances

Roman historian Tacitus once observed that, the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws, and there’s definitely truth to this.  As political systems transform from expertly helping people to defend their rights, on one hand, to arrogantly seeking to run their lives, on the other hand, their laws typically proliferate wildly.  Provo’s municipal ordinances more than doubled between 2002 and 2013, sadly—and, unless enough of us vote for a different direction, those ordinances will almost certainly continue to multiply, especially as city officers gradually transform Vision 2030 from an abstract vision statement into concrete statutory law.

(For more Problems, please see both Corrupting Law Enforcement and Taxing-and-Spending.)


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