There ought to be a law

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    If you could change, create or eliminate one law, what would it be?

    I'd say potential death penalty for child abuse of anybody under 13.
     
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    No point to change ONE law.

    But if I could I would create a Constitutional Amendment that REQUIRED the Government to live within its means and forced Congress to justify every law, panel, agency, action taken by them with the specific Constitutional Authority that grants the power to do so.
     
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    The first law I would enact is the Enumerated Powers Act.

    All authors of federal legislation are required to state specific constitutional authority for said bill.
     
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    I'd repeal the 16th Amendment.
     
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    Can I overturn a supreme court decision?
     
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    I would legalize marijuana!
     
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    Hypothetically, yes.
     
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    FCC vs. Pacifica then, and not just because I'm a Carlin fan.

    I really fail to see how regulating what exact words you can say on TV doesn't abridge the freedom of speech.

    There are some other dumb laws I'd get rid of but many of them are by state so overturning one state isn't as satisfying as getting rid of bad Supreme Court precedent.
     
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    There ought to be a law are the six most dangerous words in the english language.
     
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    The question did include the option to eliminate a law.
     

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