Country Living Series

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

An interesting perspective

A friend sent this to me.

Barack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
Joe Biden is a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
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. Democrat leaders in Congress: Harry Reid is a lawyer. Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

John McCain was a naval officer and aviator.
President Bush was a businessman.
Vice President Cheney was a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution: farmers and businessmen.
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom Delay was a businessman.
Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

The last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 33 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, when running against Ronald Reagan, an actor, in 1976.

Democrats often scorn or attack men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney; or who heal the sick, like Frist; or who reflect on history and speak for conservatism, like Gingrich. They often see successful businesspeople who provide goods and services to the American people and our trade partners as actual enemies of the less successful. Rather than raising the less-successful to success, Democrats keep them dependent while punishing the successful with higher taxes and more business regulation.

At whom does Obama and his Congressional lawyer-leadership point? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, investment firms and 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 their base among the American people (unions, teachers, minorities, activists, trial lawyers).

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. This is their objective; this is their training. Confined to the actual practice of law, fine. But it is an awful and improper way to govern a nation.

When lawyer-politicians begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the objective of winning becomes all-consuming. It requires that some Americans be seen as “adverse parties” of their own government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit, regardless of the vision of those on the Left. We are citizens of a republic that allows us liberty, opportunity, and the right to strive for success and happiness in a free market economy.

Today, we are drowning in laws; existing laws are contorted by judicial decisions; the current administration seeks an omnipresence in all parts of our once-private lives. Many Americans have the wisdom to realize that Hope does not come from expanding welfare via liberal lawyer-politicians, but from personal dreams nourished by a sound education and hard work. Perhaps by 2010 more Americans will recognize that more lawyer-politicians with more power will only make our debt larger and our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in frivolous lawsuits and huge medical malpractice suits. This tort reform effort has continually been blocked ~ even from being voted on ~ by the Democrat Party, and once again is excluded from any of the 2000 pages in the Democrat constructed healthcare bill. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association go to the Democrat Party who refuses to demand or even support tort reform, then you realize who is ultimately responsible for our medical and product costs remaining high.


  1. Lincoln was a lawyer too :)

  2. First rule of revolution, shoot all the lawyers! William Shakespeare. I would say then shoot all the politicians but that appears to be redundant.

    Ken Lowder

  3. I would like to point out to Mr. Kaiser that Lincoln may well have been the last HONEST lawyer to have that kind of power. I'm not suprised that Al Gore didn't get through law school. He probably got loaded and forgot to contact his daddy for help once again.

  4. Lincoln was a tyrant.