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  1. #1 "]America Needs a Trustworthy President - Not a Lawyer 
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    America Needs a Trustworthy President - Not a Lawyer
    by Phil Harris

    There is a paradox at work in this election. Maybe it can be chalked up to a lack of wisdom, or a disregard for wisdom amongst newly minted adults, (a.k.a.) the youth vote. When polled about who they trust (by occupation), people have consistently ranked Doctors and Teachers at the top of the list, and Lawyers at or near the bottom.

    In a 2006 Harris Poll, lawyers would have maintained their position at the bottom of the trustworthiness barrel, except for the fact that the Pollster included Actors as a new choice. Actors are now at the bottom of the list, bumping Lawyers up a notch to second least trustworthy.

    I suppose lawyers are inherently bound to be untrustworthy. Their duty to advocate for clients requires the use of blinders and shaded glasses. The de facto standard for all other people on the planet is that honesty is a non-negotiable precondition to good citizenship. Holding lawyers to the same standard would mean criminals could never obtain adequate representation in court.

    Lawyers are trained to put the truth in their back pocket, lest they be tempted to violate a client's right to representation. Not withstanding the fact that lawyers will argue the notion, many will have a difficult time finding the contents of their back pocket outside of the lawyer-client setting. Everyone tends to become what we practice. Physicians are not expected to leave their medical knowledge at the clinic.

    It seems that in order to maintain a sense of normalcy, lawyers have no choice but to adopt an altered view of truth. One of the highest-resolution mental snapshots of this phenomenon at work was in the case of Bill Clinton, defending his blatant disregard for honesty while giving testimony to a Grand Jury.

    Remember: "…it depends on what the definition of IS, is".

    Americans have a lot of common-sense wisdom in their gut, and in that light they have ranked lawyers near or at the bottom of the trustworthiness scale. Nevertheless, voters have consistently put those they find least trustworthy (lawyers) in power. Fifty-nine lawyer Senators (59%) and one-hundred seventy-four lawyer Representatives (40%) were elected to the 110th Congress.

    None of this makes a bit of sense. Americans have entrusted their most precious asset (this unique country) to people they trust the least, and according to recent polls, voters are thinking about putting another lawyer in power, Barack Obama.

    Senator Obama still maintains that his association with un-repentant terrorists is no big deal. In fact, he describes William Ayers as a well-respected college professor, even though Ayers has said there were too few domestic terrorist bombings. Obama now says he does not agree with Ayers' methods. Senator Obama tells us that his bigoted America hating pastor of twenty years is not someone he agrees with either.
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    Aren't there some state laws that say lawyers can't run for public office? Of course they're ignored like the rest of legislation meant to control government, but they are there aren't they?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Aren't there some state laws that say lawyers can't run for public office? Of course they're ignored like the rest of legislation meant to control government, but they are there aren't they?
    I've never heard of such a thing. You'd have to substantiate that.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I've never heard of such a thing. You'd have to substantiate that.
    Queue up the Twilight Zone music...

    United States Constitution

    By The Pen

    Reprinted from the

    Oregon Observer for April 1997

    with permission

    In 1983 David Dodge and Tom Dunn were searching for evidence of government corruption in public records in a Belfast Library on the coast of Maine. They uncovered probably the most explosive evidence ever uncovered in our history. They uncovered the United States Constitution printed in 1825, which was to prohibit lawyers from serving in Government.

    Extensive research since then has uncovered the following:
    1.) The unlawful removal of a ratified 13th Amendment from the US Constitution.

    2.) The Amendment had been printed in at least 18 separate publications by 11 different states and territories from 1819 to 1868.

    3.) The Amendment was secretly removed from documents by a group of lawyers and bankers. In its place was entered the slave Amendment, which was the 14th amendment, which was changed to the 13th Amendment. All of this occurred during the turmoil of the civil war.

    4.) Since the Amendment was not lawfully repealed, it is still the law of the land.

    5.) Colorado printed the correct 13th Amendment in 1668. [This probably should read 1868.]
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    Well, now that I've read THAT, of course I'm convinced.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Well, now that I've read THAT, of course I'm convinced.
    Me too. :D
     

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    :( :(

    A man can dream. :D
     

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