The democrat party has become the Lawyers’ PartyBarack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer
Bill Clinton is a lawyer
John Edwards is a lawyer
Every democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate). Every democrat presidential nominees since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at the leaders of the democrat party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.
The Republican Party is different.
President Bush was a businessman.Vice President Cheney was a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom delay was an exterminator.
Dick Armey was an economist.
House Majority Leader was a plastics manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago. Bear in mind that Ford was appointed, not elected.
The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often target of lawyers.
The democrat party is made up of lawyers and bankrolled by lawyer. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.
The lawyers’ party see these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America. And, so we have seen the procession official enemies, in the eyes of the lawyers’ party, grow.
Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation (and creating jobs).
The is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.
Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become “adverse parties” of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.
Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives.
American has a place for laws and lawyers, but their place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decisions for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme court, the role of lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of the politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers’ in America is too great. When house democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in American has become crushing.
We cannot expect the lawyers’ party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America. Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when the ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.
Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.
The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers! Tort (legal) reform legislation has been introduced in Congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as “spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that it to you” and also limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. The legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the democrat party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the democrat party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high?
PACNW Righty adds: the above post is not my words, and I am unsure who should get credit. But I do want to point out that the original writer has hit the nail on the head.