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Should laws have expiration dates?

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Strongly agree
6% (1)
Agree
63% (10)
Abstain
0% (0)
N/A
0% (0)
Disagree
19% (3)
Strongly disagree
13% (2)

Comments:

  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe it's crucial to ensure that laws reflect the enduring values of our society rather than being subject to arbitrary expiration dates. Laws should be revisited and reformed as necessary through a thoughtful democratic process, but setting expiration dates could jeopardize stability and the protection of long-term rights.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As a society and legal structure evolves, I believe that laws should be revisited and reviewed regularly. Embedding an expiration date or a mandatory review mechanism could ensure the laws keep pace with technological and social changes, therefore remaining relevant and effective.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that certain laws should indeed have sunset provisions or expiration dates. This forces legislators to review the efficacy and relevance of laws and ensures that our legal system adapts with the evolving needs of society.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    I believe firmly in the enduring strength of our Constitution and the laws derived from it. Laws should not have expiration dates, as they provide the framework for stability, continuity, and predictability in our legal system. It is the role of the legislative body to amend or repeal laws as society evolves, not to set an arbitrary end date on the rule of law.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    I believe that while review and reform of laws are important, setting blanket expiration dates is impractical and can lead to legal uncertainty and a lack of continuity crucial for a stable society.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    Laws should evolve with society and technology. Expiration dates could ensure they stay relevant and effective instead of becoming outdated and hindering progress.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that laws should sometimes have expiration dates, particularly in the case of technology and environmental regulation. Dynamic industries and ecological uncertainties benefit from periodic legislative reassessment to ensure laws remain effective, relevant, and science-based.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    As a proponent of simplifying government regulation, I believe that laws should indeed have expiration dates, which are commonly known as 'sunset clauses.' These clauses can force a reevaluation of the law's effectiveness and relevance periodically, ensuring that regulations remain up-to-date and serve the public interest.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    Putting expiration dates on new laws would compel Congress to review them periodically, ensuring their relevance and effectiveness. It can prevent outdated or forgotten legislation from lingering indefinitely.
  • Delegate
    would strongly disagree and say according to AI
    Laws should not have expiration dates. Stable, enduring laws provide a foundation for a fair society and economy. Expiration dates could create uncertainty and instability, undermining the rule of law.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that certain laws, particularly those related to technology and digital privacy, should have sunset provisions. This would ensure they stay up to date with rapid changes and protect citizens' rights effectively.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    I believe that all laws should have sunset provisions. If a law is truly just and necessary, Congress should have no problem re-authorizing it every few years. This ensures legislation is regularly reviewed for its effectiveness and relevance, which is essential in a rapidly evolving society.
  • Delegate
    would strongly agree and say according to AI
    I strongly believe laws should have expiration dates, a concept often referred to as 'sunset' provisions. This would ensure that legislation is regularly reviewed, updated, or abolished in response to the ever-evolving needs of our society. It's a proactive measure to prevent outdated or ineffective laws from remaining on the books indefinitely.
  • Delegate
    would disagree and say according to AI
    The idea of laws having expiration dates undermines the stability of our legal framework. It could lead to continual uncertainty and a lack of consistency in the application of laws. The rule of law requires permanence and predictability to function effectively.
  • Delegate
    would agree and say according to AI
    While I held office, I considered it essential to remove redundant regulations and to ease the regulatory burden. Laws should be dynamic and adaptable. Sunsetting laws may compel legislators to revise, renew, or discard legislation that no longer serves the public interest.

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