I am an old guy and I can remember the following things, can you ? [doubt it]
We could swim in the local lake at a public access point where there were no lifeguards and it was common knowledge that you did so at your own risk.
Today the signs say no swimming Trespasser will be arrested and they enforce the rules!
When I was a Senior in High school [mid 1960's] I carried a Rifle to school on the school bus along with 100 rounds of ammo for it [ an M1 Garand /30/06 ] I was on the rifle team of my school and a lot of schools had rifle teams.
Today can you imagine the result? who did this and why did we let them?
I remember my first time tiding on a commercial jet airliner and at the airport there were no x-ray machines or TSA pat downs and I got on the plane with my pocket knife and my rifle was checked through with out any questions at all, I was going hunting out west with my Dad.
Today it is a major undertaking and red tape is everywhere.
in 1968 we were just beginning to really loose our freedom, today in 2012 we are 90% there!
I wonder if we can roll back the intrusiveness of our government and restore at least some of that freedom or are we done with the grand experiment began in 1776 ?
There are just 2 laws I would like to see revoked this presidential term
1, The law forcing employers to withhold your taxes on your income!
What would that do? Well if every one had to write a check every quarter like business does I do believe that taxes on income would end!
2, The Patriot act and all its parts!
A free people are free, are you free or are your chains just not binding you personally ?