No caffienated beer for you Cal-ee-for-nians

Just one, of 40,000 new laws passed in 2011.

“In all, nearly 40,000 new laws were enacted in 2011, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Some take effect New Year’s Day.”

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/29/us/new-laws-2012/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1

Contemplate that fact. 40,000 new laws just this year alone.  If that’s about average, it translated to almost 1/2 million new laws per decade.  This reflects a fundamental flaw in our governmental system. Legislators believe they are obligated to pass new legislation or they are not doing their job.

It’s why more and more I have become an adherant to Robert A. Heinlein’s proposal of dual-opposing legislative bodies.  One which enacts laws, and the other that redacts them.  This creates a net equilibrium rather than our present, positive balance, that leads to continual addition of laws.

It’s like a commercial for my iPhone, except instead “There’s a law for that!”

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Published in: on December 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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