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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I got another idea: how about for every new law created an existing law must be repealed.
    IMO, not a good idea.
    Repealing for the sake of repealing .. sick !
    However, a law designed in the 1600s and written in the 1800s should be, must be reviewed.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If there is nothing wrong with the law it should continue.
    Define "nothing wrong" .
    The ACA law, if every conservative in against it (52%, I think) and every liberal supports it, would you not find this to be strange .. even suspicious ?

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    I was looking at the astounding number of federal laws passed every single year, and it occurred to me: part of the problem is that elected officials feel the need to "do something". With millions of laws on the books, all they can do is make more and more laws, which further and further stifle us as a country.



    I propose that all laws not specifically enumerated in The Constitution expire after 10 years.

    This would give us

    A) something for the politicians to "do" without thinking of new crap to tie us up with
    B) it would mean "bad" law doesn't last for decades (NFA Act '37 for example)
    C) It would mean law more closely matches the current political makeup. No ramming something through in the dead of the night which is still there years later, even though it was passed through deceit and legislative maneuvering ala ObamaCare, Social Security etc....
    I think the idea is sound, if the Constitution is excluded. Big workload though.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Come to think of it, I think I'd prefer to sunset POLITICIANS every ten years....

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    IMO, not a good idea.
    Repealing for the sake of repealing .. sick !
    However, a law designed in the 1600s and written in the 1800s should be, must be reviewed.
    The idea is to reduce the number and complexity of laws by weeding out the ones that do not stand the test of time. The automatic knock-out is to countermand the lethargy of systems.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    More right wing anti-government nonsense that we should recognize for exactly what it is.
    Who forced you in here? No one. This an opinion thread. Deal with it.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Come to think of it, I think I'd prefer to sunset POLITICIANS every ten years....
    That's way more important, sunset without ever returning.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    I imagine that such a thing will create the same debt ceiling nonsense we get, where something necessary is held up to partisan wrangling over something else.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    If ALL laws sunset in 10 years there would be no stability about anything.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think the idea is sound, if the Constitution is excluded. Big workload though.
    Do you have any clue of the workload of redoing ALL laws every 10 years? What is that, a billion pages?

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