Necessary charactaristics of a law

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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

Postby Witness » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:08 am

ed wrote:Here is what the nature of new laws should be IMO.


Congress critter: "I want a 150% raise. Let's put that into law."

1- There must be a problem/issue that is amenable to a legal solution
Yeah, that's a true problem, I'm nearly broke.

2- The law must specifically address the identified problem
Easy-peasy, we'll see to that.

3- the [sic] must be a sunset provision for all laws
"Après moi, le déluge."

4- There must be a set of specific objective measures of the impact of the law
Hey, I'll pay more taxes!

5- There must be an objective action standard as a definition for success of the law
We are extremely objective on the topic, believe me.

6- If the law does not meet the action standard it should be allowed to expire.
Good idea, we'll go then for 200.

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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

Postby ed » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:06 am

Witness wrote:
ed wrote:Here is what the nature of new laws should be IMO.


Congress critter: "I want a 150% raise. Let's put that into law."

1- There must be a problem/issue that is amenable to a legal solution
Yeah, that's a true problem, I'm nearly broke.

2- The law must specifically address the identified problem
Easy-peasy, we'll see to that.

3- the [sic] must be a sunset provision for all laws
"Après moi, le déluge."

4- There must be a set of specific objective measures of the impact of the law
Hey, I'll pay more taxes!

5- There must be an objective action standard as a definition for success of the law
We are extremely objective on the topic, believe me.

6- If the law does not meet the action standard it should be allowed to expire.
Good idea, we'll go then for 200.

:mrgreen:



I assume your point is that we should dust off the old Guillotine.

I have an idea. We affix electrodes to their genitals. Then if, say, less than 70 percent of their constituents that elected them approve of their performance they get a 15 minute regimen of high voltage "corrective" shocks. These "corrections" cannot be repeated more than annually monthly weekly daily.
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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:01 pm

They'd better get used to the sessions no matter what they do then. :P
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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

Postby Witness » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:09 pm

ed wrote:I assume your point is that we should dust off the old Guillotine.

I have an idea. We affix electrodes to their genitals. Then if, say, less than 70 percent of their constituents that elected them approve of their performance they get a 15 minute regimen of high voltage "corrective" shocks. These "corrections" cannot be repeated more than annually monthly weekly daily.
Even if I can't discern how you went from my post to the guillotine (nicknamed "La Veuve", The Widow, in French), it seems a good idea to keep it in working order. Who knows…

And I heartily agree to the electrodes-to-the-critters'-genitals idea, even if 70% seems a tad harsh. (There was some SF novel where people in power had to wear explosive medals, and everybody could press his "unsatisfied" button; enough of that, and boom!)

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Re: Necessary charactaristics of a law

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:43 pm

A Ticket to Tranai by Robert Sheckley. A low crime utopia in outer space,

I also liked the bit about armed robbery being legal as long as the robber had bought a license and wore a black mask to work.

Of course you were allowed to defend yourself against armed robbers.

Taxes were collected the same way, but tax collectors wore white masks and you weren't allowed to defend yourself.
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