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A quote from James Madison from an article by Steve Weston...well worth a read!

http://westononwashington.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/does-our-constit...

 

 “To trace the mischievous effects of a mutable government would fill a volume. I will hint a few only, each of which will be perceived to be a source of innumerable others. In the first place, it forfeits the respect and confidence of other nations, and all the advantages connected with national character…The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessing of liberty itself. 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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?…No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable, without possessing a certain portion of order and stability”

 

James Madison

 

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Comment by Karen Szatkowski on April 28, 2011 at 11:39am
That's for sure, Solidarity!  This was a very glaring quote for me when I read it last night and I had to post it!!
Comment by SolitarySentry on April 28, 2011 at 11:02am
Two changing voluminous government documents immediately come to mind, the US Tax Code, and the Health Care Act.   Both are dynamically changing all the time.  Both are a burden on taxpayers to figure out and cope with.

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