The U.S. Constitution is six pages long

July 21st, 2010

…(including the BIll of Rights) and it successfully defined our entire system of government for more than 250 years.

Tell me again why Congress seems incapable of passing a new law that’s less than 2, generic viagra for sale 000 pages?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John Foust  |  July 21st, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Fractal growth of laws and consequent communications complexity, compounded by the influence of campaign contributions and lobbyists.

  • 2. Nick  |  July 21st, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Does it really matter? When even having a 1st Amendment starting with “Congress shall make no law” doesn’t prevent Congress from making a law against that very thing… does it really matter how many exceptions and special rules they actually write into a 2,000 page bill?

    What amazes me is that even with 2,000 pages in a bill, there is still ambiguity and uncertainty over what it makes legal, and what is illegal.

  • 3. John Foust  |  July 21st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Ambiguity and uncertainty? Why, all you need to do is hold a seance and consult with the particular Founders who share your preconceptions of what the new law should be, and presto, there’s your justification and all that tough complexity disappears! Happens all the time.

  • 4. Roland Melnick  |  July 27th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    With all the debate over some of the amendments…it’s fair to say a few more pages might have helped. But I agree with the first comment…a whole lotta people want a whole lotta stuff…what better way to reward them than to hide it in 2000 pages of the kind of fine print no one wants to read.

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