Welcome to the year 2015. Along with the big party and the personal resolutions there is yet another tradition that comes with the dawn of a new year. January is often the time when laws from the previous year are enacted. This year is no different.

With the Federal Government this is the year where citizens will be forced to pay a fine if they do not yield to the governments dominion over their lives and purchase Obamacare.
But of course that is not all, there are 3,541 new rules and regulations that rang in their first new year along with us in a register 78,978 pages long.

While among those 3,541 new rules and regulations there are plenty of personal infringements and undermining of small businesses, I want to focus on the new laws passed on the STATE level that are just awful. So bad I question whether politicians really have any clue about the real world.
Let’s start in the Cuomo fiefdom of New York. It is now illegal to take a selfie with a tiger or a lion.

Seriously…Cuomo and his lackeys felt it necessary to put that little bit of micromanaging of a persons on the books? I know this is the same state that passed the dishonestly named SAFE Act but come on. Don’t get me wrong, taking a selfie with lions or tigers (or bears oh my!) is not a smart move but is the government going to step in and pass laws that make all dumb moves illegal?

The freedom to make dumb moves is a facet of liberty. And how many tigers are strutting around the Empire State that the politicians felt this epidemic needed to be addressed. I mean, Cuomo couldn’t be bothered to make a decision on fracking during the election but was more than able to sign a “Tiger selfie ban”? Glad to see New York still runs with the same crooked efficiency as always.

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