Lately we have heard call after call for comprehensive immigration reform and comprehensive gun-control measures, along with calls for many other comprehensive measures. Recently we saw the federal government enact comprehensive medical reform and now that it has passed we are finding out just what was included in that measure.
I would submit that every time the U.S. Congress enacts comprehensive legislation, it also has to spend several years enacting comprehensive adjustments to correct their comprehensive errors, whether intended or unintended. It would seem to me that no law passed by the Congress should need to have any more words than those contained in the original U.S. Constitution.
Perhaps restricting the size and scope of individual endeavors would increase the level of comprehension by us mere mortals and limit the size and scope of our legislators’ errors.