Clean Out Obsolete Law
Like sediment in a harbor, the accumulation of law is preventing America from moving forward. Decade after decade, law has piled up—mandates, entitlements, subsidies—but is almost never revisited to determine if it’s still needed, beneficial, or affordable.
Democracy is not supposed to be a one-way valve, where past choices bind the hands of today’s officials.
The first step is a thorough spring cleaning. In each area, special commissions of respected experts should make proposals to clean out unnecessary mandates, entitlements, subsidies, and regulations. Going forward, laws and regulations should expire periodically under sunset laws.
Government must make choices for the future, not stay mired in choices of the past.