There Ought To Be a Law Against Making So Many Laws

There Ought To Be a Law Against Making So Many Laws

The Aspen Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Charlie Leonard

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 9:38:58 AM by Aspenhuskerette

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.”

Those words were written by James Madison in 1788 in The Federalist, a series of essays intended to promote the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and were intended to assure a skeptical nation, fresh from its revolutionary separation from England, that the proposed Constitution would strictly limit the powers of a new federal government.

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