The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story that relates to matters of self-governance and the expansion of the federal government. The federal government raided Gibson's guitar plants in Memphis and Nashville last week for alleged violations of the Lacey Act (which makes it a federal crime to violate any foreign law).
As National Review Online writer Carrie Severino explains, the implications of this raid are far-reaching and highlight the problem of an overly-energetic federal government that actively tries to regulate all human activity.
From National Review Online:
Unfortunately, even the most well-intentioned criminal laws can have serious unintended consequences — for federalism, for liberty, and for our economy. The problem is especially acute when those laws have become so numerous and poorly worded that they fail to provide Americans fair notice of what conduct could make them a federal prisoner.