Yes it is very true.
I had a conversation with my French housemate last night about too many laws. He is a staunch socialist in his views - this has never been a reason for me not to like someone as long as they respect my right to another opinion.
Anyway we were talking about over regulation by the Australian government ie;
- It is law to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Tobacco is heavily taxed to avoid its use (he is a smoker) instead of using reason.
- Alcohol seems to be moving in the same direction as tobacco.
Despite his being a socialist he was adamant that there were far too many laws and that we need to allow people the freedom to make their own decisions.
These socialists are the ones we can turn to our side and they are coming, slowly....
Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."