Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simplified legal system via mandatory sunset clauses

I purpose a mandatory sunset clause for all laws passed by legislators.  The length of the sunset period would be related to the margin by which any given law is passed.

Any law supported by more legislators would remain "on the books" longer than those that are passed by small majorities.  Over time, the laws that most influence our society would become laws supported by a large majority of society.

1 comment:

  1. The original version of this thought doesn't deal with executive orders. All executive orders should have 2 year sunset periods, and can only be enacted a single time.

    If the executive action is truly for the good of the nation, legislation can be enacted to keep the intent of the order in place.