The Party of Lawyers

It seems to me that an overwhelming number of politicians these days are lawyers.  From Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani on the Republican side to everybody on the Democrat side; is it not a bit scary to have this many lawyers seeking public office?  Of all of the occupations out there, is not that of the lawyer one of the slimiest and most untrustworthy?  I picture the ambulance chaser and the John Edwards story teller and envision them stealing candy while kissing babies as much as any politician.

A great article in the American Thinker (www.americanthinker.com) addresses this issue:

 The Lawyers’ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America.  And so we have seen the procession of 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. 

This 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.

As the article says, this is fine in a practice of law, but is it anyway to govern a nation???

Check out the article here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/the_lawyers_party.html

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