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keppy10's picture
Joined: Aug 2008
Help with gov.

we need to come up with a law or something to change about the constitution for ap gov. any thoughts?

im thinking gun control, possibly something with drinking age or something completely random will work too. (i think someone wants to argue for colonizing the moon. lol)

[CENTER][=DeepSkyBlue]I ain't here to do anything half-way
Don't give a damn what anyone might say
I just wanna free fall for a while
That rebel moon is shinin'
Those stars burn like diamonds
Hell bent on chasin' down that crazy slide
I'll foll

pianogirl2422's picture
Joined: Mar 2005

I'm always up for education reform.

I'd also like to see a law saying free ice cream once a month...

[=RoyalBlue][=Comic Sans MS]
"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," say Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It

Clazziquai's picture
Joined: Sep 2012


We should totally argue for the cutting down of words on legal documents. I did a piece of writing on this particular concept.  Opencongress.org states that "The size of the bills has become a common talking point for opponents of health care reform. Congressional Republicans have repeatedly referenced the number of pages in the Democrats’ health care bills to try to link them to big government and excessive spending. They’ve even staged antics, like the one pictured at right of Rep. Pete Hoekstra [R, MI-2] and the House bill spread along the Capitol steps.


The AP reported recently that, counter to Senator Hatch’s claims, the Senate health care bill is not actually longer than War and Peace. Tolstoy’s novel is about twice as long as the bill. But on his broader point that the bill is extremely long, Hatch is right."


Over the past 10 years, the word counts have been SHOOTING up and really, if the normal humans cannot read them, who will?


Here are a few examples of word counts. They are in the order of word count, bill, sponsor, and status.



Word Count





Affordable Health Care for American Act

Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15]

Approved by House


Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005

Rep. Don Young [R, AK-1]

Bill is Law


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]

Submitted in Senate


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005

Rep. James Kolbe [R, AZ-5]

Bill is Law


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008

Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18]

Bill is Law


No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Rep. John Boehner [R, OH-8]

Bill is Law


National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

Rep. Ike Skelton [D, MO-4]

Bill is Law


Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7]

Bill is Law


Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003

Rep. Bill Young [R, FL-10]

Bill is Law


Energy Policy Act, 2005

Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6]

Bill is Law


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