Laws should be comprehensible to citizens

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The Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land, all the many pages of it. And with that act the dream of the Founding Fathers of a government of the people and by the people slipped away. We still can hope it is a government for the people, but how can we be sure?

I believe that the bill as first written was about 2,400 pages, and then there was an effort to consolidate it, and now a PDF version of the law at 906 pages is available. I am unable to read and understand the 906 pages, and I doubt there are many who have the time, ability and patience to read and figure out what all of this implies. We are now presented with laws that we cannot read or understand. We are at the mercy of the minions writing laws that they know we cannot read or understand.

Who would have thought that Catholic nuns and people with deeply held religous beliefs would be the first to feel attacked by the law?

I am 75 years old, and I feel sure this would not have happened if Harry Truman were president now. I could hear him tell them to get it down to 20 pages or less and make it so the average person could read it, and he could tell them in no uncertain terms what they could do with the other 886 pages.


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