From the first day of the first congress at the moment of the passage of the first law, we became weaker. The extra-large B. Franklin said it well that you can tell the strength of a society by the paucity of the pages in its' book of laws. Today we are all surrounded by laws - Tax law, civil law, criminal law, Statutes, and Bills. Laws that make large and small criminals of us all. And sometimes just doin' something that you like to do that hurts no one is also criminal, or at least strongly discouraged. Seems we can't be trusted to live well and safely on our own. On our own we would all probably descend quickly into mayhem, cannibalism, and ultimately shoplifting and jaywalking. If only we all could be trusted. It is good to have such wise fathers looking out for us...Isn't it...? Whatever.