I was not a big fan of Frank Zappa, although I certainly recognize his great talent and huge impact in the realm of music. I did, however, enjoy this quote of his:
"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced."
Of course, the truth is we have many good laws, a fair percentage of them decently written. The biggest problem is that we have too damn many of them. And most of them are analyzed only by people with narrow special interests (read: "vested monetary interests").