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John in Mich    Posted 08-23-2019 at 15:11:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Lawyers-a lengthy read but enlightening
  • I received this in an e-mail:

    An Interesting Take on Lawyers
    We live in a system constructed by lawyers, managed and operated by lawyers, for the benefit of lawyers.

    An Interesting Take on Lawyers

    Shakespeare's exact line

    ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers,''
     ''Henry VI,'' Part II, act IV, Scene II, Line 73.


    Every Democrat presidential 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.
    Barack Obama was a lawyer. Michelle Obama was a lawyer
    Hillary Clinton was a lawyer. Bill Clinton was a lawyer.
    John Edwards is a lawyer. Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer.
    Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
    Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is a lawyer.
    Ex-Senator Harry Reid is a lawyer.
    The Republican Party is different.

    President Trump is a businessman.
    President Bush 1 and 2 were businessmen.
    Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
    President Eisenhower was a 5 star General Officer.
    The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
    Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
    Tom Delay was an exterminator.
    Dick Armey was an economist.
    Ex-House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic 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 and who barely won the
    Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against actor
    Ronald Reagan in 1976.

    The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who
    are often the targets of lawyers.

    This is very interesting. I never thought about it this way.

    The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers.

    Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Trump, 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
    decisions; 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 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.

    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! There are more lawyers in Manhattan than there are
    in Japan.
    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 go to the Democrat Party , then
    you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being
    so high . 

    Dean    Posted 08-25-2019 at 10:11:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No argument from me.

    Tort reform and the elimination of contingency fees would solve most of these problems over a few years.


    Jim Rushford, CA,    Posted 08-25-2019 at 09:47:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Much of the comment is true for LIBERAL lawyers. There are the other kind. I like to think I have spent my 40 years on the job mostly helping folks who have been sued, often unfairly, and being an outspoken voice for the conservative principals that bless the notes in this forum. Dean??

    Dean    Posted 08-25-2019 at 10:16:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You are a rare bird, Jim, as am I.

    Yes, I am a (retired) attorney but I was also a practicing design engineer for over 20 years before setting foot in law school.

    I practiced patent prosecution, an entirely different type of practice.

    Like most (all?) of the members of this board, I have no use for the plaintiff's bar.


    Jim Rushford, CA    Posted 08-25-2019 at 17:51:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I came home from Vietnam in 1969 and worked for the California Republican State Central Committee during 1969-70; Reagan was governor. Good days in Calif. Went back to school and Law School. Stated as a prosecutor, then 2 -years working for Senator Ed Davis (former LA Police Chief) in the Senate (during Moonbeam's first stint as governor); then started practicing insurance defense, ending up with my own firm. It has been 40 years. Getting ready to retire. Always been a motor head; especially Fords. They knew me as Henry Ford in high school. In addition to my 9N, I have a 50 F1 with a roller 302 and all the trimmings. Most plaintiff's lawyers I run into are ok, until they start believing their own propaganda. I do note, they are much quicker to step over the line than the defense folks I have run into; money being more important to them than honor.

    John in Mich    Posted 08-25-2019 at 16:29:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Unfortunately, I live in a Democrat dominated county and township in SE Michigan. It is so insestuous that musical chairs comes to mind. I honestly believe that it cost me a significant loss in a project that I built, as a result of local "politics".

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-24-2019 at 22:01:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That is more a comment of the state of the union. Reps have typically been in business and understand cash flow and demos have not.
    See Bernie, etc.

    John in Mich    Posted 08-23-2019 at 15:16:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • What I find interesting is that all of the lawyers in 200+ years have not been able to undue what the framers of our US Constitution did. I hope that they are spinning in their graves as I LOL!

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