I’m simply a libertarian Baby Boomer who realizes with horror what legacy our generation will leave for future generations at the end of our working lives – if we, as a parting gift, make our mistakes into a joint effort. Don’t feel and fix them and give freedom to the people of Austria again, give you freedom to decide yourself!
I started going to school for the first time in the 63rd grade in the 1969/70 school year.
Austria in the 1970s certainly wasn’t perfect, there were plenty of problems then and there now, but Austria was a stable, safe and regulated democracy.
In 1970, when I started school, 8,400 paragraphs of various laws and 2,800 regulations of various authorities governed the lives of Austrians.
And how many are there today? After 53 years? How much more regulated will Austria be in 2023, compared to how many laws, paragraphs and rules we have today?
You read it right!
Austria currently has 1,207 laws with a total of 61,140 articles, as well as 38,400 regulations from various authorities, totaling approximately 100,000 rules, guidelines and regulations that reduce the term “responsible citizen in freedom” to absurdity!
There are thousands of absurd examples of our government’s regulatory madness and obsession with regulating virtually every single aspect of our lives.
From the cradle to the grave, every second of our lives is virtually subject to the rules and regulations of a state that rules not for the people, but about the people.
I’m sure everyone who lives in Austria can talk about completely absurd, completely meaningless and sometimes distorted details from practical life, including the completely uncontrolled regulatory madness of people and companies, cabaret artists. Haunts generations (and commentators). ) Given the reality, there is no dearth of material for ridicule and criticism.
So the problem is really known to every single citizen and what will be the result of this knowledge?
Zero. Nothing. Austria complains about over-regulation, politicians regularly promise to clear out the forest of paragraphs and every single government program states bureaucratization of the state as a goal.
And then some personal matters come up, the crowd demands results, clueless/frustrated politicians want to show leadership and promise remedies and protection, a commission made up of thousands of personal interests meets an over-motivated administrative machinery
And voila – the next bureaucratic monster is born and the freedom of citizens becomes even more restricted.
And this must finally end now.
The state can do nothing, absolutely nothing, better than its citizens. 50 years of experience with excessive rules is enough. Let’s be bold for change, trust the much-touted “responsible citizens,” and restore freedom.
Yes, even the freedom to fail and make mistakes.
Austria in 1970 was by no means anarchy. And the work was completed with 10,000 articles and regulations.
Austria 2023 does not need 100,000 rules and commandments.
Let’s get rid of half of it. 50,000 would probably be enough – so let’s remove the other 50,000 articles and regulations!! Delete without replacement.
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