Terse limits

I threw this out as a tweet earlier:

Amendment 28: “Congress shall make no law which exceeds the original Constitution in length.” Try it on for size.

The more I look at it, the better I like it.

We’re talking somewhere around 4400 words.







6 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    29 October 2009 · 12:20 pm

    I’d also suggest one disallowing “unrelated” amendments being tacked onto any bill on the floor.

  2. McGehee »

    29 October 2009 · 2:03 pm

    I still like mine: “Congress shall make no law.”

    We have too many as it is. Time to start clearing out the underbrush.

  3. smitty »

    29 October 2009 · 2:51 pm

    Linked you.

  4. Carin »

    29 October 2009 · 6:19 pm

    Brilliant!

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    30 October 2009 · 4:35 pm

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  6. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    1 November 2009 · 12:10 am

    Congress shall make no law …
    … they haven’t read.

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