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In the Beginning…..

Seems to me that life gets more and more complex as a result of the tsunami of regulations and policies that are put in place by our government officials.  For folks that were elected to “serve us”, too often their decisions put new and greater restrictions and limitations on us.  Sadly, there are so many government rules that one can be in violation and not even realize that what they have done for a lifetime in business, agriculture, or industry is now considered as a violation and a fine ensues.

Various leaders have, at different times, bemoaned the American bureaucracy. Here are the thoughts of some of them….

Getting things done in this country, if you want to build something, if you want to start a company, it’s getting to be virtually impossible with all of the bureaucracy and all of the approvals. Donald Trump.  No words can describe the personal liberation that heading seaward bestows upon me. In this aquatic realm, no man or woman is subject to the petty decrees of social bureaucracy. Paul Watson.  Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits. Dale Dauten.

Can you imagine how the book of Genesis would read differently if all of the regulations that we now live under had been in place “in the beginning”?  Here is one person’s “tongue-in-cheek” opinion of how things might have been different then.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Quickly, God was faced with a class action suit for failure to file an environmental impact statement. God was granted a temporary permit for the project, but was stymied with the “cease and desist” order for the earthly part.

Then God said, “Let there be light!”  Immediately, the officials demanded to know how the light would be made. Would there be strip mining? What about thermal pollution? God explained that the light would come from a large ball of fire. God was granted provisional permission to make light, assuming that no smoke would result from the ball of fire, and that he would obtain a building permit and to conserve energy, He would have the light out half the time. God agreed and offered to call the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”. The officials replied that they were not interested in semantics. God said, 

“Let the earth put forth vegetation, plant yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit.” The EPA agreed, so long as only native seed was used. Then God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth.” The officials pointed out that this would require approval from the Department of Game coordinated with the Heavenly Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. Everything was okay until God said the project would be completed in six days. The officials said it would take at least two hundred days to review the applications and the impact statement. After that there would be a public hearing. Then there would be ten to twelve months before…At this point, God created Hell.  (Copied).