By Bruce Walker
The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party.
Barack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although
Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for
Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.
Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.
The Republican Party is different.
President Bush is a businessman.
Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom Delay was an exterminator. Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald
Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican
nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in
The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work,
who are often the targets of lawyers.
The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and
scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the
sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like
The Lawyers’ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods
and services that people want, as the enemies of America . And, so
we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the
Lawyers’ Party, grow..
Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies,
oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant
chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing
anything of value in our nation.
This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the
eyes of lawyers.
Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their
clients, in this case the American people.
Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits,
they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers
always parse language to favor their side.
Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is
an awful way to govern a great nation.
When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as
clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of
the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans
become “adverse parties” of our very government. We are not all
litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of
a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from
courts, and from lawyers.
Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial
decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in
all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws
and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and
unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president
is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers
and the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal
prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as
happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the
power of lawyers in America is too great. When House Democrats sue
America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies
are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has
We cannot expect the Lawyers’ Party to provide real change, real
reform or real hope in America Most Americans know that a republic
in which every major government action must be blessed by nine
unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most
Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap
at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more
lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark
the spirit of enterprise in our economy.
Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought
to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American
society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not
come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished
by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more
lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.
The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the
world’s lawyers! Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced
in congress several times in the last several years to limit
punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as “spilling hot coffee
on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you” and
also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits.
This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted
on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political
contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to
the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our
medical and product costs being so high! And, why would they turn on
their own profession?