Consider that the founding documents of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and
the Bill of Rights and Amendments would fit in the console of my vehicle.

The passing of time and 109 sessions of congress have created a pile of laws, enabling legislation, rules and regulations that
if stacked on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan would sink the ship named for the patriot that last tried to reduce
government size.

Note that President Reagan was not a lawyer.  But over half of the legislature is.

As quoted By Robert J. Ringer in Restoring the American Dream, British historian Thomas Macaulay predicted in 1857:  

"The day will come when [in the United States] a multitude of people will choose the legislature. Is it possible to doubt what
sort of a legislature will be chosen? On the one side is a statesman preaching patience, respect for rights, strict observance
of public faith. On the other is a demagogue ranting about the tyranny of capitalism and usurers and asking why anybody
should be permitted to drink champagne and to ride in a carriage while thousands of honest people are in want of
necessaries. Which of the candidates is likely to be preferred by a workman?

... When Society has entered on this downward progress, either civilization or liberty must perish. Either some
Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reigns of government with a strong hand, or your Republic will be as fearfully
plundered and laid to waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire in the fifth; with this
difference, that the Huns and vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and
vandals will have been engendered within your country, by your own institutions."