(via Upworthy) I've long been aware that a lot of our governmental protocols in the United States are based on measurements like how long it takes to get from the farthest colony to the Capitol by horse. And I've long felt that these measurements are incredibly stupid.
This is the kind of thing that pisses me off about the American legal system. We've got hundreds of years of crap clogging our legal arteries, and we still expect the country to run like a well-oiled machine.
I advocate scrapping the majority of existing US laws, and coming up with new replacements for each of them as the needs arise -- but actually replacing them, not just repealing all the laws and assuming everything will work out, the way the Tea Party wants to do.
We should do this every fifty years, or as needed. If the singularity hits, we might have to do it every two months.