Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.

BigHo contributor Bob Gale has a constitutional amendment that will fix everything:
No law, bill, resolution or any act of Congress shall exceed 2000 words, including all footnotes, amendments and signatures. Congress shall not vote on any item longer than that. Each item requiring a vote shall be read aloud in its entirety in session to a majority of members. Those not in attendance may not vote on the item.
For reference, that's 11,114 fewer words than are in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Gale's screenwriting credits include more video games than movies. Apparently he thinks Congress should be writing for the same attention span.

Update: in comments, SupraDave suggests a 140-character limit: "no votes on anything that cannot be twitted, or tweeted or whatever the Republicans and Iranians are calling it these days."

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