If You’re Reading This, You’re Probably a Federal Criminal:
Radley Balko has an interesting post discussing the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law. As he points out, the problem is not just that federal criminal law has expanded to cover many areas that are better left to state or local governments. It is that the scope of federal criminal law is so broad that the feds could probably find a crime to pin on almost any American adult.
There’s far too much interesting stuff in this post to really get into cutting and pasting, so I’ll just post the link here.
This sort of thing applies to all of us, whether heterosexual, homosexual, gender/sex variant or congruent.
My best example, is of the small town in Montana where I grew up, there is still a local town ordinance in place, that prohibits spitting on the sidewalks, now, I’ve never seen it enforced, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be enforced, much like the sodomy laws that brought about Lawrence v. Texas.
Just some food for thought.