“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.”
Laws good or bad steal liberty from someone; therefore they should be few when needed.
Laws should be required to be: restricted to a single issue, fully compatible with the constitution, moral, desired and needed by the people.
Laws should be limited to less than a thousand words.
Laws proposed in final draft should not be voted on until final draft is posted for public review and a minimum of 30 days have passed.
Laws should have a sunset, on the sixth year every law is repealed unless it is reviewed and extended by congress because of its need and effectiveness.
Laws must apply equally to all persons.
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. “James Madison.