California Fighting Our Horrible Shortage of Laws

I reported a while back about the apparent (from all the media angst over "gridlock") horrendous shortage of laws.  Well the California legislature is stepping in to the breach, passing over 900 new laws over the last year.  Our company is steadily exiting California because we have no desire to learn to comply with 900 new laws a year, but obviously many of you are simply begging to be legislated and regulated more so you are welcome to rush into the breach.


  1. Matthew Slyfield:

    Hell is in Michigan ( ) because even the devil would rather not live in California.

  2. stan:

    Americans have been fleeing California for years. Without immigrants, California would be net negative population almost every year since the turn of the century.

  3. Sam L.:

    The illegal immigrants pay no never-mind to the laws.

  4. NeoWayland:

    Government is not your friend.

  5. Matthew Slyfield:

    The whole US would have net negative population growth without immigration, so that doesn't necessarily say as much as you think it does.

  6. J Bishop:

    Unfortunately, Southern California happens to have the most pleasant climate in the country, and more than their share of natural wonders.

  7. Ward Chartier:

    Some people think the Grand Teton is in Wyoming. Ummm, try Venice Beach.

  8. PA32R:

    Pretty broad brush there Sam.

  9. chembot:

    And yet, by definition it is accurate. They had to break multiple laws in order to first get across the border and then obtain employment, housing, etc. Whether or not they are otherwise violent criminals or simply the poor huddled masses yearning to be free doesn't change that fact.

    Such a comment will likely be viewed as being pedantic, but contrary to what the open borders crowd thinks there are legitimate interests in government control of the borders which have little to do with keeping the brown man down. It would be nice if Libertopia existed, but whatever one may think of policies like the drug war or any number of welfare state benefits which are directly tied to citizenship, that is the reality we are living. A reality which unfortunately makes border control a necessity. The system definitely needs to be rationalized, but I think that too many benefit from cheap 2nd class labor or cheap fraudulent votes to do anything about it.

  10. marque2:

    I have to disagree. America has a 2.05 replacement rate at the moment. Granted it is because newer immigrants tend to have more kids, but we are not like Europe or Japan yet.

  11. marque2:

    It is interesting that the new minimum wage laws that went into effect greatly help the illegal immigrant. As a legal citizen I am not allowed to take a job below $9 an hour in CA, as an illegal, since I am breaking the laws anyway, a sub-$9 salary is perfectly acceptable.

  12. Eric Wilner:

    With all the prisons standing empty and the members of the prison guards' union facing unemployment, it's clear that we don't have enough laws. Every year we need more new crimes, and more new mandatory sentences, just to keep the poor guards off the bread lines. Oh, and to keep the public safe from the latest movie plots, of course.
    Yes, it's an unending and thankless task creating all those new crimes every year. Luckily, this fine state is blessed with dedicated public servants willing to take up the burden.

  13. Sam L.:

    The legislators simply cannot conceive of such a thing happening...or are paid not to.
    Cynical? Moi?