Alright, now that we know that our smart founders and framers decided that a well-oiled machine of government was a bad idea, let’s see how the current politicians made it even “better.”

Unless it’s a spending bill, it can originate in either the Senate or House. First, it has to be written. The bills were intended to be written by the, well, the legislators (because it’s the law making portion of the government – I know, that’s stunning, right?), but there have been many bills that the senators and congresspeople just were SO BUSY with, uh, not legislating, I guess, that they asked others to write their bills for them.

But, you know, these bills are just so voluminous that even the lawyers in congress don’t know what’s in them. How can they write them? Come on, people! What are they supposed to do, huh?!?! Too bad there aren’t some words of wisdom from the great beyond that might lead us to understand. OH, WAIT! I know…

It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. 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…” ~ James Madison, main author of the US Constitution

Oh, whoops. Maybe the 1,200 page bills that our elected officials didn’t write and can’t even read aren’t the best idea? Hmmm. Well, let’s check with Chairman of the Judiciary Committee about this:

Oh, that’s so awkward…since he voted for it anyway – like so many who have passed bills they’ve never read.

So, now we have modern proof that our framers were well aware of human nature, and the results of fast-moving government, that had nothing to do with national security.

Next up, the nitty-gritty…