Comment: This is not giving "more power" to the state

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This is not giving "more power" to the state

Say for example a producer came out selling "eggs" across the country. "Farm fresh eggs." But as it turns out, they weren't eggs at all. They were plastic, synthetic eggs that were so realistic, it was difficult, if not impossible, to tell them apart. Such a thing happened in China:

Is it giving "more power" to a state government simply to require producers to state exactly what it is they're selling?

Or is this a matter of "free speech" to lie, cheat and misrepresent what one is selling?

As one poster pointed out below, this is an anti-fraud statute.

Are you saying that even though the state caused a big problem, we should just ignore that half of the equation and all become "voluntaryists" as a way of addressing it?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts