Thursday, August 04, 2011

Quote of the day - everything is illegal

The Thurber clan is getting together for a family reunion this weekend. Over 100 descendants of Horace Chamberlain Thurber will gather along the shores of Lake Erie for fun and catching up.

Horace was the son of Samuel Hallet Thurber, Jr. and Elsie Diantha Chamberlain. He was born in Michigan about 1864. He married Belle, who was born in 1873, and they had two children, Horace C. Thurber, Jr. and Elsie Thurber Blackwell, whose descendants will be attending the reunion.

As we're going to be very busy trying to spend time with all these relatives, many who are coming from across the nation, I might not have as many blog posts as normal until after Sunday.

So here is a quote to start the day. It was from 1994 - and you can imagine how much worse it is now, especially with the war on illegal lemonade and the multiple agency/SWAT-team raids on milk producers.

"Through the rapid proliferation of laws reaching every corner of human existence, “the government is manufacturing more criminals now than ever before.” The list of illegal activities includes more minutiae than one would think possible. Beer-makers are barred from listing alcohol content on bottles, and liquor distilleries cannot advertise on TV. Filling one’s own prairie pothole can land a property owner in jail, as can protecting private property from unlawful intruders. Placing handbills in neighbors’ mailboxes is strictly prohibited, and attempting to sell nectarines of an improper size is a federal offense. Companies are no longer allowed to give salaried professionals partial days off without pay, and in Texas it is a crime to call oneself an interior designer without the government’s permission. It is perhaps easier to recount all that remains legal than all that is now prohibited." ~ Jonathan H. Adler

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