Justice Hugo L. Black once told me that he thought all government departments and agencies should be abolished every five or ten years. Black was a senator from Alabama for ten years and a Supreme Court justice for thirty-four, and he knew just about everything there was to know about how government works. His startling idea—and I think he was serious—was his way of dealing with the encrustations of bureaucracy.
-- Anthony Lewis.
Done deal. If elected, I promise that I will abolish every government department on the spot and do it again before each election.
Update: I also pledge to introduce a sunset clause for each new law proposed. Tip of the clown wig to Mark W in the comments.