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Good Morning Middle America, your King of Simple News is up and at ‘em.


I wrote an article yesterday that talked about Americans being so overregulated that we spend much of our time mired in red tape rather than living the good life. We have in a sense created our own demise by sending 535 lawyers to Congress who spend every waking hour making up laws that hurt the citizenry but certainly benefit the legal profession.


How did this once great nation get its start…through massive regulation and taxation? Well, sort of. The English taxed and regulated our founders to a point that they rebelled and right after the ensuing war, began a country where men and women were free.


From these free and capable people emerged the greatest nation that the world has ever seen. But, we simply couldn’t stand the prosperity and somewhere along the way, we determined that being ruled and regulated to the hilt was the way to go…again.


We have strayed so far off that path that we can’t see our once free lifestyle with binoculars. Every year, thousands of laws are created. I don’t know why; we don’t obey the first 10. Or, the one golden rule.


“So what would it be like to live free,” I hear you ask. “And is it possible or just a dream?” I’m so glad that you asked, I was dying to tell you.


I had the distinct pleasure of living in the Alaskan village of Talkeetna for many years. We had no paid law enforcement and no town government of any nature, for the entire time that I lived there. It was the closest thing to utopia and true freedom that I have ever experienced. And it was wonderful.


I observed that small groups of people necessarily self govern. Let’s take crime for example; of which we had none. I first moved into a rental house where I was told, “Be sure not to lock the doors, we don’t have any keys.”


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Mike Folkerth is the author of "The Biggest Lie Ever Believed" and is not your run-of-the-mill author of finance and economics. The former real estate broker, developer, private real estate fund manager, auctioneer, Alaskan bush pilot, (more...)
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