Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quotes of the Day - laws

"Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while the artful evade their force." ~ Samuel Cooke

"The federal criminal code currently includes more than 3,000 offenses and hardly a congressional session goes by without an attempt to add new sections." ~ Stephen Chippendale

"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding, and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties, which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." ~ Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Mad Jack said...

Yes, I agree. Now then, since the current Congress is busy writing new law, what is the next Congress going to do to undo some of these odious laws? Maybe a blanket sunset clause?

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