by Jon Guze
Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
English blogger Natalie Solent has suggested a way to radically slow the proliferation of new laws:
Let us follow the earlier and even wiser example set by the assembly of one of the Greek colonies in Italy, Locris, where according to Demosthenes it was decreed
that a man who shall propose to make any new law shall do it with a rope about his neck, which he shall be strangled in, if he do not carry his point: which has been such a guard and defence to the laws, that there has been but one new one made in more than two hundred years.