Occasionally, a news headline inspires feelings of hope.. “Weak jobs market drives down law school enrollment”. (Breitbart) GOOD. We have become a nation overwhelmed by lawyers and that has created a mephitic parallel phenomenon of making us an annoyingly litigious nation, we labor under a litany of litigious larceny, if you will..
When has a day passed where you HAVEN’T heard about someone “suing” someone else for the most inane of “reasons”? Too many lawyers begets too many judges, which then begets too many frivolous lawsuits clogging up the courts (which have been intellectually “clogged” for decades..) that have been clogged with the polysyllabic piffle of these oafish orators.. As well, this depressing digression begets too many politicians as there are only so many courts.. For now..
We HAVE to conclude that the precipitous increase in the percentage of lawyers who also claim to be “politicians” on their tax forms (Do politicians file tax forms? I know that the idea is verboten within the OWEbama caliphate..) has directly led to the increase in ten thousand page “laws” relative to such mundane things as stop sign placement or the wearing of the color white pre or post summer, never mind their Herculean whacks at such things as OWEbamaScare..
That is correct, Washington is awash in lawyers and you only need be mildly observant to see the damage that they have done.. The bottom line is that these lawyers have done as much good for America via Washington as water has done good for the Grand Canyon via the rivers..
The concept of the politician who is almost exclusively simultaneously found to be a lawyer as a previous or concurrent avocation is a relatively recent occurrence. (After “politicians” give up the ghost, they seem more often than not to become “lobbyists”, another repulsive form of rodent..) The Founding Fathers were mostly “hands on” kind of men as opposed to the occult and mystical intellectualism of the “average” modern lawyer thus the reason that the Founder’s parchments were so cut and dried. It only took the application of the sinister lawyers and their accomplices, activist judges, for there to be almost daily “discoveries” of subtle “legal” nuances to be found within the cracks and crevices of these documents..
It seems that the world’s lawyers are out to “save” us. This “saving” ALWAYS comes at a hefty price.. The “price” is either the permanent damage done to our venerable institutions like the Boy Scouts or the “price” comes from the amount of lucre taken from our savings accounts.. This last “price” is either direct or indirect..
The “direct” price comes from the fact that the lawyer takes at least fifty percent of what is allegedly “owed” you, the alleged “victim”. The “indirect” price comes from the companies targeted by our erstwhile lawyer who then raise their prices paid by EVERYONE ELSE in order to cover what a lawyer, a judge and a jury of imbeciles have decided was an appropriate penance for some alleged misdeed or malfeasance..
These lawyers need to “save” us from something, then again, when ONE PERSON files a lawsuit, this plaintiff has now become the spokesperson for EVERYONE even though the overwhelming majority of us DISAGREE with the aggrieved.. In the lawyer’s world, the ONE speaks for the many even though the MANY completely disagree..
As a most recent example, in Billy Bob Clinton’s Arkansas, the students of Terry Elementary School in Little Rock were invited to a production of “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” at the Agape Church. Attendance WAS NOT mandatory, as a letter home to parents stated. That’s when the trouble began..
Enter ONE aggrieved “parent” (“singular”, a bit more on that later..) who coincidentally also happens to be a member of the “Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers”.. (Note the specter of the ever-present liberal “definitional inversion”, both “Free” and “Thinkers” are in play.) This parent (singular) and her child were “free” NOT to attend this production, but they and their helpful lawyer, now want NO ONE to attend, improperly infringing upon EVEYONE ELSES “freedom” TO attend if they wish..
So much for “free” thought within the liberal enclave.. As well, I am going to say that within the “Arkansas Free Thinkers” society, the “tree of knowledge” was run over by a pickup truck and replaced with an ignorance shrub along with copious amounts of manure..
As well, enter yet ANOTHER helpful “lawyer”, one Annie Orsi who is also the “vice president” of the “Arkansas Free Thinkers”.. (The “price” that I mentioned earlier also leads “lawyers” to seek out cases where their altruistic FREE services nets them valuable “free advertising”, which then “rewards” them in the future..) The “Free Thinkers” simply mean that you MUST “think” as they do and if you don’t, another “lawyer” will be hunting you down as a heretic to THEIR version of “free” thought.. “Free thought” within this assemblage of crusty curmudgeons is as illusive as the “thought” of dieting by Michael Moore, “free” or otherwise..
These ever so helpful lawyers want to “save” us from ourselves.. There isn’t an item in your home that was manufactured after, say the 1960’s (surprise!!) that isn’t plastered with copious “warning labels”.. Here the process of “natural selection”, a concept that I thought the liberals believed in, can do its best work towards culling the nation’s imbeciles from the herd but the helpful lawyers want to step in and “save” those who are, based upon their stupid actions, sorely wanted in Heaven..
In short, ANY TIME that you see a “warning label”, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE actually DID what it is that you are now being “warned” NOT to do.. In EVERY case, these “warning labels” are completely unnecessary to those of us with a fully functional mind. As well, this “warning label” reminds us that whoever this actual VICTIM of their own stupidity was, has been handsomely rewarded for their stupidity by a “jury of their peers” (a frightening enough thought on its own) based upon the “merits” of yet another lawsuit..
The company, the ones stupid enough to allow the stupid to continually be their customers, then gets lambasted by the “legal” system and they then in turn lambaste the REST of the intelligent consumers of their product by raising their prices in order to cover the cost of paying off the latest Forrest Gump to stumble into one of their stores.. In the end, WE pay “in the end” (sans lubricant..) for the stupidity of ONE knucklehead and for the pleasure, we get twenty colorful “warning labels” attached to a product that now costs US five dollars more.. We get “warning labels” that we do not need supplied by lawyers and lawsuits that no one needs..
As well, lets look beyond the self-serving lawyers for a moment. Why is there this apparent NEED for so many obnoxious warning labels? True, there are a large number of ambulance-chasing lawyers and there are also a number of “forward thinkers” in the business world who plaster these “warnings” everywhere so that they WON’T become the next victim of an idiot’s lawsuit but I believe that there may be more than either of these theories to this phenomenon..
PARENTS (plural) USED to disseminate the logic ensconced within today’s warning labels. Sure the “you’ll poke your eye out” and the “careful or you’ll break your neck” screeching seems like overkill now but at the time, when PARENTS used to actually be around to WATCH children, there wasn’t a need for eighty warning labels on EVERY item found in the home.. After “hearing” relentless warnings in a timely manner at two hundred decibels during your formative years, you developed a sense of awareness that carried you through to old age.. Since “children” now raise themselves, there aren’t any checks and balances other than the “oops, too late” warning from a warning label..
Until a cure for this “need” for so many lawyers is found, the litany of litigious lunacy will unfortunately continue unabated..