‘If the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read’

In Federalist Paper No. 62 either Alexander Hamilton or James Madison argues the merits of the Senate under the newly proposed Constitution:

"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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"

Now, how many pages are the health care reform bills in the Senate and the House?


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