What?? It's like saying has the government enforced laws against muggings and murder recently? Yes. The penalties are the deterrent. And they are effective. If the penalties were not in-place - acting to deter would-be muggings and murders - we would be living as savage tribes, pillaging the surrounding villages, stealing their food and women. And I don't say that with hyperbole. That is what civilized law prevents. Do you think the rate of crime would not increase if law were removed? Do you think discrimination would go away if there were no laws to keep it in check? Did the big guy at the office desk next to you knock you down and steal your watch? No. It's illegal, and he knows it. The fact that we don't see every Tom, Dick and Harry mugging or murdering (or discriminating against someone) every single day is not a sign that the government is not enforcing the laws, it's the sign that they are. Every day in every way. Do you think the country just runs itself?