We've heard the term, making criminals of us all. There is something like 4000 federal crimes in the US code, and then there is the states and many of their BS laws. This is the end result of hundreds of GOP and DNC politicians wanting to have their name attached to a legacy, not wanting to look soft on issue X, and a very stupid constituency that is always demanding a new law be written to criminalize their personal pet peeve and anti-crusade. Well look where it has gotten us. Police now have carte blanche access to every aspect of our daily lives and they are more than willing to kill you, beat you, maim you and humiliate you, largely without fear of reprisal from the law or the people. Think twice before you demand a new law, and think even harder about supporting proposed laws. Think, don't just look at the party line. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/394392/plague-overcriminalization-george-will If it isn't a police state now, that check is in the mail.