Christopher DeMuth is the former president of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based think tank. In 2017, DeMuth received a Bradley Prize for his contributions to “preserving and defending the tradition of free representative government and private enterprise.”
DeMuth’s acceptance speech on On April 6, 2017, included this sentence: “Government and politics have succumbed to demands to regiment every aspect of society and commerce and ameliorate every difficulty of private life.”
The Michigan Legislature was taking a spring break when DeMuth spoke, but in the previous week its members proposed adding 83 new laws to the state’s statutes. Here are descriptions of just three, from MichiganVotes.org:
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