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Living in litigious society

March 22, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

It is impossible to ignore that fact as the entire news media has been daily reporting on the "story" that President Trump's Attorney General has fired the remaining (46) attorneys in the Department of Justice that were appointed by the previous administration, in spite of the fact this is standard operating procedure for each and every new administration. It simply means we get in the neighborhood of (100) new replacement attorneys after most presidential elections.

The news media seems to be obsessed with this story because we have so many attorneys in and around our government. Sixty of the 100 Senators and 170 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives have a law degree. Also worth noting, nearly all of the 13,000 registered lobbyists in D.C. are attorneys. I only mention the lobbyists because their entire duties involve exchanging political re-election cash for influencing all laws being considered or enacted by Congress. Some consider them "advisors"; I do not. They only represent special interests, not the merit of each and every law passed by Congress. They are political parasites.

It is not possible for the average citizen to understand the complexity and motives of the legal profession. The new president and members of both houses of Congress have recently spent untold hours trying to determine how to dismantle the "Affordable Care Act." Why? Because it was very carefully crafted primarily by a group of cleaver lawyers.

I submit for your consideration the following story presented at a mixed collection of citizens.

As the lawyer stood up to make her speech, the faces of the audience quickly fell. She began, "If you were to give me an orange you'd simply say, "I give you this orange." But when the transaction is entrusted to a lawyer they say, "I hereby give and convey to you all and singular, my estate and interests in, rights, title, claim and advantages of and in said orange, together with all its rind, juice, pulp, and seeds and all rights and advantages with full power to bite, cut, and otherwise eat the same or give away with and without the rind, skin, juice, pulp, everything herein before or herein after or in any other deed, or deeds, instruments of whatever nature or kind whatsoever to the contrary in anywise not withstanding ... "

Now I ask you, do lawyers have a different and unusual comprehension of the world? I rest my case.

Robert E. Workman

Cape Coral



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