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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Funny which ones has millions of mindless meant to do nothing but create a police state?
    What? I don't understand that.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I said no such thing that all laws are good laws. No such thing. I simply provided reality in the observation that there is simply no time available for a legislator to review 10% of ALL the laws ever passed each term in addition to their normal and usual duties of office.
    *sigh* You're still missing the point, after it being explained twice, but now I sense you aren't even interested in differing points of view.

    Carry on.
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    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 Gaius46 View Post
    So congressmen don't spend as much time worrying about re-election as they do actually doing their jobs? So laws passed don't ever have unintended consequences?
    No, don't you understand? No law is passed without careful considerations of the consequences, good and bad. These are selfless servants of the common man who tirelessly devote all their energies to Mr & Mrs Taxpayer.

    Well the Democrats, anyway.
    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 AliHajiSheik View Post
    I don't think that all laws should be reviewed every 10 years, but I do believe that many laws should have expiration dates.
    What would be the criteria for adding an expiration date or not adding an expiration date?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I think there is a lot of review of laws taking place--everytime someone wants to slip a loophole into an existing law, a lot of study had been done in knowing what to change and how to change it. I think that work should be done by non-partisan civil servants and not political staff only trying to help a small constituency.
    The challenge would be to find non-partisan civil servants, then one's with the expertise to understand and interpret the law (since most times it's created by staffers who are attorneys) and then how to either reject or incorporate the new law, or to reject the loophole.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    The idea that ALL laws sunset is kind of ridiculous. Some laws, like murder, should be obvious to keep all the time. Other laws, however, should require renewal. Problem is, how is that determined? How do we determine which ones are worthy of permanence and which are not... especially given the hyper-partisanship we have in today's political world?
    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 TurtleDude View Post
    If the tenth amendment had actually been enforced, FDR's nonsense would have never seen the light of day
    Perhaps they did not see it as you do?
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    *sigh* You're still missing the point, after it being explained twice, but now I sense you aren't even interested in differing points of view.

    Carry on.
    I always do. Another poster - Ali Sheik I think - had a good idea to have a non partisan group of civil servants dedicated to reviewing old laws. That sounds like a decent proposal.
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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    What? I don't understand that.
    No, that was my auto correct stabbing me in the back..


    Funny which ones has millions of mindless laws and regulations meant to do nothing but create a police state? America or a Banana Republic?

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I always do. Another poster - Ali Sheik I think - had a good idea to have a non partisan group of civil servants dedicated to reviewing old laws. That sounds like a decent proposal.
    That is all they will do is "review" nothing more.

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    Re: Should ALL laws sunset after 10 years?

    Reviewing laws every ten years sounds like acknowledging the incompetence of legislators. How about making it take ten years to pass a law? That way it couldn't be a law serving someone's political agenda.
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