Not exactly cabinhost. The ~official~ line is one thing, the ~enforcement~ of the law is another. Because of the latter realities, oftentimes it appears the 'enforcers' are looking the other way, but they are not, more it is that it becomes so impractical of enforcing so many conflicting laws, especially those that intrude on what should be an inalienable right, such as freedom of association; too many laws IS the US's biggest problem.
I get your meaning however, just pointing out the impracticality of many enacted laws, most of them are like added band-aids, and each one oftentimes then steps on another existing law. Just like programming, change one thing in one line of code, it 'breaks' another and leads to unforeseen outcomes.