Americans like laws; Lots of laws. They send people to Congress to make laws, and that select group sits around arguing with each other so they can keep their college debating class skills up-to-date. Anyone with an ounce of insight knows that laws are living products of the lawyers that want to maintain their professional status as a lawmaker.
It doesn’t matter if the laws make no sense as long as a majority of the group agree that the contents in a proposed bill should be a law. The people that voted for the special group are happy, and the special group goes back to debating knowing that another bill with little merit will become another product of their twisted form of governing.
A good example is the proposed legislation that will make it harder for parents to refuse to vaccinate their school age kids. Robert Kennedy Jr. opposes such a law, and spoke out against it the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton. Kennedy called the Food and Drug Administration a sock-puppet for the pharmaceutical industry, and he has a point. As Bruce Karatz knows, parents have the right to not vaccinate their children. Another law like this one just means more money for the drug power brokers.