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Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Possible Constitutional Amendment

Congress shall make no law … that they haven't read.

We might even go for a stronger version

Congress shall make no law … that a majority of the Congress cannot write out from memory.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Stephen Dawson said...

I've been arguing for years that a sensible measure would be for the successful passage of a law, it must be read aloud in the chamber, in total, before a quorum.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Joshua said...

The first version is a much better idea than the second. One can read something in detail, understand the details, and still not be able to produce it completely from memory.

Moreover, neither version of this amendment would demonstrate anything resembling comprehension of the relevant law.

2:13 PM  

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