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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    congress passes laws all the time that don't apply to them
    This is a problem, I must have misinterpreted you as wanting to abolish all laws passed by congress. Now I understand what you mean, and I agree, it's hypocritical.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    left wing nonsense being supportive of mindless laws?
    The idea that a law comes up for review every ten years is so utterly ridiculous if one for one key factor - TIME. Congress or no state legislature has the time to properly do this. Its just fantasy.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The idea that a law comes up for review every ten years is so utterly ridiculous if one for one key factor - TIME. Congress or no state legislature has the time to properly do this. Its just fantasy.
    Yet apparently they have plenty of time to keep passing more and more laws where the need is questionable, at best. Sorry, but keeping them busy and distracted isn't the worst idea out there, and I'm sure the time they did have would be prioritized on the more important issues.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yet apparently they have plenty of time to keep passing more and more laws where the need is questionable, at best. Sorry, but keeping them busy and distracted isn't the worst idea out there, and I'm sure the time they did have would be prioritized on the more important issues.
    I worked as chief of staff for a member of the Michigan legislature for three years 2011, 12 & 13. Michigan is a minority in that we still have a full time legislature. There is absolutely no way that those folks could take every law and review it every ten years. Think about what that means - 10% of the laws on the books in a state would come up for review every year in addition to the current problems and agenda. It is simply nonsensical to believe they could even do that if they wanted to.
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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....
    Good god no. What a recipe for uncertainty and instability. I would be appalled if I couldn't be confident what the laws of the United States would be year to year because of the incessant expiration of laws. Not to mention the absurdity of having our legislature devoting the bulk of its time to the endless review of laws it already passed. We're the United States not some tinpot banana republic. Ridiculous.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The idea that a law comes up for review every ten years is so utterly ridiculous if one for one key factor - TIME. Congress or no state legislature has the time to properly do this. Its just fantasy.
    what this guy said



    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yet apparently they have plenty of time to keep passing more and more laws where the need is questionable, at best. Sorry, but keeping them busy and distracted isn't the worst idea out there, and I'm sure the time they did have would be prioritized on the more important issues.



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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what this guy said
    Was incorrect since it fails to take in the very real world problem that even in a full time legislature or Congress - there is simply NOT the time to review 10% of all past laws each year. Its just an impossible dream that has no relationship to the reality of what happens in a legislature.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Was incorrect since it fails to take in the very real world problem that even in a full time legislature or Congress - there is simply NOT the time to review 10% of all past laws each year. Its just an impossible dream that has no relationship to the reality of what happens in a legislature.
    most of the laws being passed federally are nothing more than crap by people pretending they are doing something useful

    what we really need are judges that actually start enforcing the tenth amendment



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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.
    Big time, overt and blatant ..selfishness in spades ..and dishonesty ..

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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.
    More left wing government-worshipping nonsense that we should recognize for exactly what it is.

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