"It will be of little avail to the people that laws are made by men of their choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood ... that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow."
Having written a document so profound yet concise, so easily understood yet intentionally misconstrued, so "experimental" and yet so enduring as the United States Constitution, we do not have to speculate as to what Mr. Madison would think of the crap coming out of Congress today! These "laws" are so voluminous that Congressmen do not even read them before signing them. It is all done behind a curtain.
And to think that you and I are supposed to not only know what is in these various oppressive documents (called laws), but are expected to obey them to the letter. Clearly there is a "ruling class" in our great "experiment," which class will kill the goose that has laid Mr. Madison's more than two-centuries old Golden Egg.