The 112th Congress should
- reject all new proposals to make existing state crimes
- repeal all federal criminal laws that address conduct that
takes place solely in one state, unless the conduct involves
uniquely federal concerns, such as destruction of federal
- adopt the proposal of the congressionally created Commission
on Advancement of Federal Law Enforcement for five-year
sun-set reviews of all new and existing federal criminal laws.
- Restructure the Justice Department.
Shoplifting should not be a
"Are you saying shoplifting is OK?"
No, but it should not be a federal crime.
This is a fundamental point in American federalism, but it is
increasingly forgotten by today's politicians.
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