Monday, December 18, 2006

Lawyers

Spirit of 76 suggests I've spent too much time recently attacking christians and John Boy Key. He's right. I need to spend equal time attacking other threats to freedom and the good life. Like lawyers.

In the service of that end, allow me to quote H.L. Mencken:
All the extravagance and incompetence of our present Government is due, in the main, to lawyers, and, in part at least, to good ones. They are responsible for nine-tenths of the useless and vicious laws that now clutter the statute-books, and for all the evils that go with the vain attempt to enforce them. Every Federal judge is a lawyer. So are most Congressmen. Every invasion of the plain rights of the citizens has a lawyer behind it. If all lawyers were hanged tomorrow, and their bones sold to a mah jong factory, we'd be freer and safer, and our taxes would be reduced by almost a half.
Wise words.

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