This is very
interesting! I never thought about it this way.
The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers'
Barack Obama is
* Michelle Obama is a
* Hillary Clinton is a
* Bill Clinton is a
* John Edwards is a
* Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since
1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd
Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in
* Harry Reid is a
* Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.
The Republican Party is
President Bush is a
Vice President Cheney
is a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican
was a history professor.
Tom Delay was
Dick Armey was an
House Minority Leader
Boehner was a plastic
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 and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting
president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party
is made up of real people doing real work, who are
often the targets of lawyers.
The Democrat Party is made up of
lawyers. 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 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.
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
we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all
parts of our once private lives.
America has a place for laws
and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and
unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president
is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the
law in America is too big.
When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a
continuation of 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 America 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 in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a
war when 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 US has 5% of the world's
population and 66% of the world's
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 sold it to you' and
also to limit punitive damages in huge medical
malpractice lawsuits. This 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!
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