Regulations and laws are not "socialism" - see my explanation above. Some laws and regulations are socialistIC. That does not mean they equate to socialism. It means the adjective "socialist" can be used to describe those laws. I disagree. MOST things do not need regulating. The color of cars being sold? Not important to regulate. Car's maximum acceleration? Not important to regulate. Clothing styles? Shoe styles? Board games? Dime store novelties? All of those are best left to the free market to decide.