A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Legal code is much like software code. It specifies what can and can not take place in specific events. The constitution is like the processor, with a basic instruction set that the laws must follow. And I feel that, like with software, as the legal code ages it tends to bloat with new "features" and bugs unexpected events occure with more and more patches to the code being applied.

Sometimes I wonder, like with software, if we need "Legal System 2.0", a complete re-write of the legal code to clean it up, simplify it. In general, make it easier to understand and less buggy.

At this point in time, I think any such rewrite would be a disaster, due to how much influence special interest groups have, but in the long term, I do think rewriting the system instead of continually patching it would be for the best. As the saying goes, "Keep It Simple, Stupid."

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