Monday, August 3, 2009

He's absolutely right

After reading Mark Steyn's post at the Corner, and listening to the "Libertarian Propaganda Channel" (FoxNews), a thought came to my mind.

Canada's legislation isn't even close to the length of the bills that the United States legislative branch have contemplated the last 7 months. I'm pretty sure that a Canadian bill, short of the budget ones, don't go over 100 pages. Does this mean that the United States' problems are 10 times greater than Canada's? Or is it a case that because of the way that things get done in a parliamentary democracy, there's less compromise and thus less special deals for each and every special interest or legislator that votes for the deal.

All I know is one thing, best said by Steyn:

If a bill is too big to read, it's a good sign you shouldn't be passing it. Rule by anonymous technocrats is a form of tyranny, however benign.
h/t SDA

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