The Good Are Soon Corrupted- Lawyers 1 Step Removed
Senator Durbin, a typical Senate LAWYER (JD, Georgetown University, 1969) is part of the reason the public feels cheated when good people are elected to office and have their outlooks changed by the Washington, D.C. political machinery. Lawyers of both parties comprise 53% of the Senate nowadays and 100% of the Judicial branch. The separation of powers, a system of checks and balances conceived by our founders, has been subverted by class rule -the Lawyer Class.
We would certainly not consider a Senate of over 50% Realtors, Auto Salespersons or College Professors to faithfully represent America. Yet, look what has happened. People feel: 1) lawyers are smart; 2) lawyers are good at writing and reading law; and, 3) lawyers are models of decorum making them "naturals" for the job of congressman or senator. All of the above may be partially true. But, in reality: 4) lawyers are also trained to defend the guilty with any plausible lie; 5) propagandize juries; and, 6) extort money through mere threats (of litigation and personal ruin).
Newcomers go to Washington to serve their constituencies as promised, but with their rules of decorum are given a new pecking order placing federal judges atop a power structure dominated entirely by lawyers. Newbies feel powerless, humbled and very vulnerable, especially when threatened with political threats and retribution. Conversion to the Washington way of thinking takes place relatively quickly. Lawyers, it seems, are only one step removed from con artists and mobsters. The difference lies in their license to practice law.
What's worse yet, is that long-serving Senators like Durbin are the role models for newcomers. Anyone besides me starting to see a problem with the status quo?