July 9, 2009

I Believe They Would Have Been Called "Censors" But That Won't Work Today

Patrick at Popehat revives a very interesting idea of a fourt branch of government, co-equal to Congress, the Courts, and the Presidency, that would have as its sole power the ability to purge old, useless laws from the books.

1 comment:

DaveBuck said...

I'd like to run for The Tribunate! At first I thought it not such a good idea because nothing would get done. But, that 5-10 year buffer between when a law gets enacted and when it can be abolished helps. It may let some laws get tested and opinion might change.

This branch, would it/should it have power over state's laws? Or does the SCOTUS deal with that.

I wonder what laws the public would repeal.