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Thursday, September 10, 2009

221 years ago...just yesterday.

"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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow."-- James Madison, Federalist no. 62, February 27, 1788

In March of 1933 there were 2,785 pages of federal statutes on the books. By June of 1934, Roosevelt and the New Deal had increased that by 10,000 pages. Read up big boy...the lawyers are coming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

True wisdom indeed.