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Criminalizing America: How Big Government Makes a Criminal of Every American

| November 8, 2013

“An estimated 4,450 federal crimes and 300,000 federal regulations attach criminal sanctions and penalties to everyday activities average Americans and business owners have little way of knowing are crimes.

As a result, well-meaning, law-abiding American citizens and business owners spend innumerable hours and dollars fending off criminal prosecution for actions they never suspected were illegal, and states spend millions incarcerating unthreatening individuals.”

Click here to view the report from ALEC.


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