From the Patriot Post:

“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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow.”

James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788

 I thought about this when reading the following in Reason

The EPA Pushes the Envelope, Again

A long train of abuses suggests an institutional culture that sees the law as an impediment.


Laws and regulations have become so complicated that the EPA feels it can impose its agenda regardless of the impact, or the actual legality.