The purpose of this post is to make three important points.
1. The U.S. has so many laws that it is impossible to know whether you are in compliance with the law
2. It takes less and less (in terms of guilty intent and knowledge) to be convicted of the crime of violating one of these laws.
3. The combined effect of “1″ and “2″ is that the U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world.
I will discuss each point separately. Continue reading