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James Madison on the Destructiveness of Too Much Law

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 "It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow."

--James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788

All that it takes to destroy freedom is make the law so extensive that it becomes totalitarian.

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