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By Injury Law Personal Seattle, November 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm Link to this comment
Had I not seen this cartoon, I would not have known the extent of which lawyers are prevalent in our political system. It is funny if you think about it, but at the same time quite true. Does this mean that lines are too clearly drawn, profits are the main focus and humanity is lost in politics?
By QuantumBubbler, October 6, 2010 at 3:04 am Link to this comment
They can’t fix them because that would be ‘against the laws’.
By faith, October 5, 2010 at 9:15 am Link to this comment
It isn’t the lawyers Mr. Wolverton, it is the greedy corporations and lobbyists who
write the laws of the nation. Lawyers are merely the scribes in that sense.
However, lawyers do advocate and counsel individuals who have been adversely
affected by the corporations (think insurance companies as an example) and the
lobbyists, and the parts of government that want to behave and expand and
improve their bottom lines (think police, jails, DA, here).
By NYCartist, October 5, 2010 at 7:19 am Link to this comment
Sometimes, only a lawyer will do: for ex.: social security disability disallows your claim. You better get a lawyer. Ex.:there’s no oversight, enforcement of the ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (1992) other than a person with a disability going to court to sue a place, business,etc. It’s hard to sue without a lawyer. Bankruptcy: possible to do without a lawyer, but much easier with legal advice.
By robert puglia, October 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one
useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or
more is a congress.”
— John Adams
By GW=MCHammered, October 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment
Lawyers, Judges, Politicians, CEOs, Doctors and Lobbyists: Bundle up the bulk of them and auction them on eBay. We’ll be a healthier nation minus their manipulation.
By garth, October 4, 2010 at 9:18 am Link to this comment
Ralph Nader interviewed Joseph DiGenova on C-SPAN 2 a few months ago and DiGenova said something to the effect that lawyers are the lynchpin to saving this Democracy. Who is going to bring these forces that threaten our life to a court of law? Nader seemed to agree.
DiGenova called for more lawyers to step forward and bring before the court more of these malefactors and miscreants. If we are a Democracy and we believe in the rule of law over the Laws of Genetics, that is the DNA of our leaders is not necessarily the DNA of my children’s leaders, then hauling the asses of these bastards into court might reveal something that needs to be mended.
I just witnessed a sign of the coming Police State. Four cruisers and four motorcycle cops chased cars off the raod to make way for the the Funeral of one of their own.
Heavy, command stare by the motorcycle cops said something eery. That is, I’m in control here. And we the citizens who happened to be passing by are objects in a Police training exercise.
I breathed a little easier in recognizing that this heavy-handed approach to get their way will some day destroy itself.
But in the meantime, my opinion is nothing but disgust.
Aside from that social encounter:
There should be a lawyer with balls on every corner ready to step in and ask questions.
The cops looked like vets. I’d guess from Iraq, in their 30s.
While everyone is thanking them for saving our freedoms, they are the tools used to take them away. There should be a Law of Decency for all people.
And they did one helluva bang up job saving our freedom, now didn’t they. We have about six of our rights left out of the Bill of Rights.
By G.Anderson, October 4, 2010 at 8:32 am Link to this comment
And that’s why so many Americans are in jail, in debt, or enslaved. You can’t have
freedom when your leaders believe in slavery. The lawyers make laws daily that turn
free men into slaves.
By rollzone, October 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm Link to this comment
hello. i disagree, whereby lobbyists write the laws for
the incumbents (whom do not even read) to which
Congress types professional lieyering talents: are then
energized to perform. the lobbyists have broken the
Congress, and it is they whom run the country.
lobbyists are black collar criminals. Congressional
lieyers are public relations performance artists, and
we have a group of drunkards. lobbyists are running the
By gerard, October 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment
Question: Then how come the 99% of Americans who are NOT lawyers can’t fix the problems the 1% create?
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