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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Professionally, ethically and socially unsuited for leadership, decline of America relates to rise of the lawyers


...James Madison, the Father of our Constitution, designed these three branches of government each to serve as a check on the other. In Federalist No. 47 Madison stated: “the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” So today who can say otherwise than that we have a government where the accumulation of all powers is in the same hands of lawyers who are many and elected? And that we thereby have the very definition of tyranny.

To make matters worse, members of Congress who have a lawyer’s training, a lawyer’s developed habits and a lawyer’s loyalties clearly are not suited to serve the people of our nation.

A lawyer is trained that there is no right and wrong behavior, but only legal and illegal behavior. The declining values that follow this training are soon reflected in how we are governed.

A lawyer’s developed habits in his work do not serve the people. A lawyer usually only considers what the law says, ignoring cost and common sense. As a lawyer is paid by the hour, his habit of passing laws in Congress which are complex, ambiguous, and inefficient to administer profits his profession greatly. As does his habit of increasing conflict among differing parties. And in focusing only on the short-term goal of winning the case before him, an attorney rarely considers the long-term consequences of what he does. Moreover, by habitually treating all factors as static as the fixed laws he deals with every day, he does not consider the multitude of non-legal effects a new law he creates has. And of course a lawyer's habit is never to admit error, because it may result in his losing a case or political standing. Ordinary people, in a contrary manner, know that admitting and correcting errors are a natural part of progress.

And a lawyer’s loyalties are only to his individual client and to the government bureaucracy of which he is a part as an Officer of the Court—not to the American public at large.

Lawyers who want to grow government have been in charge for 50 years and have made a mess of things. It's time to give someone else a chance.

Locate your incumbent U. S. Congressman and U. S. Senator who are LAWYERS, verify which ones are AGAINST a smaller government and VOTE THEM OUT!

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Back when Western civilization was still functional, Shakespeare knew the score


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