us_dept_homelandsecurityArticle Summary:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had planned to build a nationwide database of license plates but it was withdrawn after major public protest. Similarly, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had planned to monitor news both from broadcasting and print, but the plan was withdrawn. In Connecticut a new gun-registration scheme is also facing massive protest.

These three cases are all related because they are government programs that attempt to control people and their freedom. They are related to the IMT concept of equilibrium. Public protest to the programs directly reflects that the rules and people are not at equilibrium. If people found them reasonable, there would be no protest. This example is another confirmation of the IMT theory that control is not successful. People do not follow rules that they do not agree with. They control themselves and external control is just an illusion.

Article reference: 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/02/23/license-plates-guns-news-federal-government-column/5759933/

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  1. Henry

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    There are definitely way too many laws/rules in the US, especially as of late. I remember watching a report down by John Stossel on the amount of US laws being made annually and the booklet that he showed had to be at least 4 foot tall full of rules and regulations. If the US wants to run more efficiently they need to cut back on those laws being made not increasing them.

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