Dems are Tort

Thoughtful point of view  from the Web

The Democrat Party has become the Lawyers’ Party.   Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers.  Bill Clinton and  Michelle Obama are lawyers.  John Edwards, the other former Democrat  candidate for president, is a lawyer, and so is his wife, Elizabeth.   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 the Democrat Party in  Congress:  the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.

The Republican Party  is different.  President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not  lawyers, but businessmen.  The leaders of the Republican Revolution
were not lawyers.  Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay  was an exterminator; and, Dick Armey was an economist.   House  Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer, not a lawyer.   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 w on the Republican no mination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.  The  Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work.  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 lawpassed, 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, t he role of lawyers and the law in America is too  big.  When lawyers use criminal prosecutio n 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.

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