Makh: Does nobody read the terms and conditions when they agree to these things?
Valiente: In Britain, the church is the state, and the inhabitants are subjects, not citizens.
DigitalCoffee: Quick question: In the time that this was passed, was it expected that EVERYONE would pay this (noble and peasant) or just the nobility? If the former then you can't hold a single household responsible for what everyone in the area should be paying. If the latter, then whomever is the local Duke, Barron, or Earl should be paying (and not the homeowner unless they hold the title to the nobility that should be paying).
indy_kid: This is why I'd like to see: 1) all laws expire after a specified time;
indy_kid: This is why I'd like to see: 1) all laws expire after a specified time; or 2) require Congress to eliminate an old law for every new law enacted. Preferably both.If they want to pass some new law, they'll have to decide which old law will cause the least harm once it's eliminated. It would be the legal equivalent of "survival of the fittest", and, IMHO, that would make for a much better body of laws.Imagine the quandary that would put some lawmakers in: having to go on record to renew something like the '64 Civil Rights Act when they're closet racists and/or "small government" diehards! Vote no and you'd lose or enrage a large population of voters. Either way, they'd use that vote to challenge you in the next election, and a suddenly disenfranchised population just might finally vote your ass out of office!
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