Janine Turner on The Truth Act: Limiting the Size and Scope of Bills
"What started this for me was a quote that I heard of James Madison when I first launched Constituting America. From Federalist Paper 62, where he says ... "If the laws are so voluminous that they can't be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood, in essence it's of no avail for men to elect men of their own choice."
Through the laws passed by Congress, crimes and punishments are defined, levels of taxation and spending are established, and the programs and policies that shape American government and politics are established. However, the legislative process can be long, tedious, complex and frustrating. Bills are often incoherent or voluminous. And out of all the bills that are proposed, only a very few actually end up becoming law. Actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Friday Night Lights), Founder and Co-Chair of Constituting America, discusses an initiative to limit the size and length of bills. Visit Constituting America on the web
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