This article is very thought provoking. America is very nearly dead as a Republic and Democracy, and all over the country are the finger prints of attorneys and lawyers. This article will help you to understand why-- And what to do about it.
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Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 19:48:33 EST
Subject: ALAS! ALAS! YE LAWYERS!
ALAS! ALAS! YE LAWYERS!
Many organizations such as National Congress for Legal Reform, Americans for Justice and HALT(Help Abolish Legal Tyranny) are spontaneously being created by citizens of this nation who believe they have been mistreated by the legal system and the lack of separation of powers. We have lawyer-legislators making the laws, lawyer-judges adjudicating the laws, and lawyer-prosecutors enforcing the laws. Lord Acton once said power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is what we have in America today. There is no separation of powers which is the cornerstone of this Republic. (See Federalist Paper #51)
History, it has been said, repeats itself. If one studies The New Testament of the Bible one finds certain passages of Matthew, Mark, and Luke referring to lawyers of that era. It seems they are as true today as they were in biblical times.
Throughout history great religious leaders have sought to bring order out of chaos. The most effective method of doing this has always been by preaching the truth. Truth brings light to darkness, it establishes a foundation for order, and it destroys false concepts.
Yet, there have always been groups who twist the truth to serve their own purpose. Characteristically these groups are not themselves productive, in the ordinary sense, but they establish rules and laws that permit them to control other groups that are productive. In this manner they achieve power and wealth. Their lust for more of these two impostors eventuates in the ultimate demise or extreme weakening of their position.
For men to live in peace with one another, they establish laws and voluntarily relinquish certain innate freedoms in order to make these laws work. When laws are not enforced, new laws multiply geometrically without the required result. Most new laws pass more power and wealth to those who make them, and to those who are charged with enforcing them. An incredible amount of lawyers have by these laws assured themselves of lifetime work. Thirty- seven percent of the Congress and Senate are lawyers, and one out of every twenty persons in Washington, DC is a lawyer. The United States has eighty percent of the worlds lawyers, and the highest per-capita prison population in the world. Law schools are filled, and unfortunately they teach aspiring students how to win-not how to search for and enforce the truth. This could be like a stick of dynamite ready to blowup in our faces.
Matthew 23: 13-15 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Since lawyers primarily make the laws and write them in legalese they have progressively made this nation dependent on their trade. For example: in order to pass your belongings to others at your death, your estate not only must pay taxes, but everything must go through probate. This is totally unnecessary and extremely expensive system created by lawyers who make wills and get themselves appointed executor. They will charge 5 to 15% of a persons life earnings to complete a simple task. The horrors of probate that permit stealing from widows and the whole demeaning process is only to well known by anyone who has inherited something from a loved one. How often we hear about an estate being bled by unscrupulous lawyers! Many countries throughout the world, one only has to file his will in the local post office and the registrar carries it out with no fear or complications.
Mark 12:38-41And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: 40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. 41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
In order to dissolve a marriage, the cost can be minimal for those who have nothing, but astronomical to those with a few holdings. The price seems to depend on what the traffic can bear. Far from helping to make an unpleasant and emotionally devastating event easier, many lawyers compound, complicate and prolong the proceedings so that distrust and even hate prevail where love once lived. Many people who have been involved in an argument with another and turned to the legal system for help have found themselves in an endless morass of legal maneuvering that ends when the money is gone. In our divorce courts, lawyers are referred to as family butchers, judges as family executioners, and courthouses as family slaughterhouses.
Mt 5:25-26 "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing."
The tort system of law as practiced in the United States is the cruelest of all legal maneuvers. It immediately enriches a few lawyers while destroying professions, businesses, professional amenities, and individuals. Yet the government controlled by lawyers refuse to put an end to this insanity. So insurance rates rise to the sky, and many cannot afford them. But, legislatures controlled by lawyers pass laws requiring people to carry certain types of insurance. This insures a treasure trove waiting to be plucked by the lawyers.
Delayed justice, postponed trials, minimal sentences, early parole and even increasing crime feed a system where a good policeman sees his dangerous work rewarded with release on a minuscule technicality or worse a judges whim.
Matthew 23:25-26 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Honorable professions are being severely limited in their ability to provide reasonable services, and their credibility is being destroyed by the accusing finger of the lawyers who use half-truths and falsehood to create suspicion, confusion, and controversy so more legal work will result. There is little these professions can do but comply with the huge paper work load imposed by imperious bureaucracy created by lawyers.
Matthew 23: 3-5 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, .
The litany of abuses goes on and on to involve every segment of American life. While the concept of the law is correct it is cleverly twisted to achieve the ambition of one select profession. The search for truth, justice, and safety still remain only an ideal.
Democracy is sweeping the nations of the world and freedom is ringing in every heart. Yet here in the greatest democracy of all, we find ourselves progressively enslaved by a profession composed of less than 1/3% of our people.
We first need criminal justice to make our lives safe. We do not need legal maneuvering that prolongs and weakens the process of the courts and saps the energy of the nation.
We need civil justice which will permit the departments of government to accomplish all the things we pay taxes for, but are denied by litigation and the unfair tort system. Municipalities should not go bankrupt because of an accident.
We need commercial justice which permits our nation to create, produce and trade effectively. Onerous laws enforced by a massive bureaucracy are robbing our people of their ability and desire to compete with the nations of the world.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
And so it is today that these teachings of Jesus Christ are finding the same profession again practicing the same excesses. It is obvious now as it was then that lawyers strive to control our lives-to their benefit. To prevent this we must not vote for them, for once they control our government, and they almost do now, they can control our lives.
HELP SAVE AMERICA- DONT VOTE FOR LAWYERS
Strong words -- yes! Because our legal-criminal-justice-system is a failure! Everywhere there is increasing crime, overcrowded prisons, overtaxed courts, early parole, endless litigation and more crime. Huge settlements for liability claims are bankrupting businesses, municipalities, and individuals. A bureaucracy which demands mountains of paperwork to satisfy the lawyers is crushing our everyday lives. Problems with lawyers are endless and we are held hostage by a profession that fails our citizenry, but controls our government.
In the Congress of the United States there are 535 senators and representatives. Lawyers comprise an incredible 37% of our government. The conflict of interest by lawyers in government is outrageous. How can we expect an efficient and effective government when it is controlled by legislators trained in controversy and not trained in productivity and management? Now, with the tobacco windfall they will buy all the politicians that are not lawyers.
What can we do? We must recognize that:
First -- Laws are made by state and federal legislatures.
While we all have friends or family who are lawyers and whom we like as people, that does not mean they should run our government and our lives. We can change this chaos by not voting for lawyers and by voting for other worthy candidates. One-half can be removed from legislatures, both local and national, every two years.
This simple democratic, and nonviolent effort, will assure the return of our government back to our people in short order. It will also send a strong message to the remaining lawyers that WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH.
ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY