The Power of Government

September 10, 2023   |   Tags:

Pythagorean theorem: 24 words

The Lord’s Prayer: 66 words

Archimedes’ Principle: 67 words

The Ten Commandments: 179 words

The Gettysburg Address: 286 words

The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words

The United States Constitution: 4,543 words (including signatures)

U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words –

The New Testament: 7,957 verses

Public laws passed by Congress PER YEAR (average last 20 years) > 6,900 pages

Courtesy of reader/correspondent Marvin Gardens, taken from Cybersalt Digest and added to.

Now, we understand that God is perfect but humans are not, but still…

We advise and remind you not to take our your frustration on your keyboard or monitor screen!

Some further thoughts:

How many federal laws have YOU violated before noon today? How about your neighbor? Your immediate family? Your pets?

And for that matter, how many federal (and state) laws has your US Representative read this year before voting on them? Those 6,900 pages are usually in small type: 10 point or smaller. Ask him or her next time you get a chance what their reading speed is. (The US average for adults is 250 words a minute. Typed pages usually are 500 words if single spaced and 250 words if double-spaced.) If we assume the bills are double spaced, that means a Senator or member of Congress reads about 1 page a minute. 6900 pages means just 115 hours just in reading. Not counting drafts or reconciliation or all of the bills that are not public laws.

But also ask that congresscritter how many federal laws have they violated each year. You can be sure that they don’t know any more than you do. But (being of suspicious mind regarding government officials) you can figure it is more than you have.

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