Hang All the Lawyers
by Lee Taylor
I don't believe that there is any person in this country that completely and accurately understands our legal system. As you research our wonderful collection of laws, the more you find that any particular act is illegal at some point and under certain conditions. It has gotten so bad that we no longer have a system of justice, only contradictory laws. Why is it like this and how did it get this bad?
There is only one group of people in this country that gets any direct benefit from a conflicting system of laws. The lawyers!
We, the American people, have been electing lawyers to our legislative houses for over 200 years. Lawyers make the laws, verify the laws, judge the laws, judge the people who violate the laws, and charge as much as $400 per hour to give individuals their opinions of the laws!
Our government is based on a system of "checks and balances". This means that no single person or group has absolute power over the country. And yet, who balances the lawyers?
It has gotten so bad that these lawyers actually introduced a bill to outlaw "Lawyer Bashing" (jokes against lawyers) into the California State legislature in early 1995! Fortunately, it was laughed off the floor by the public before it could go anywhere. A few years ago a bill was brought before congress in Washington D.C. to restrict political offices to lawyers! It died a quiet death when lobbyists threatened to leak the news to the public.
What we, the American people, have to do is get control away from the lawyers who have perverted our government for their personal profit. The easiest way to do that is to replace the crooked lawyers in our government with honest business people. Check on the candidates during the next election and see for yourself who the lawyers are, and then vote for someone else. As William Shakespeare said, "First of all, we hang all the lawyers."