|"Some years ago an excellent professor of economics told his class
gravelly voice, 'If you pay me $50,000 a year to solve a problem, I damned
sure ain't going to solve it.' " -- Charley Reese, Orlando Sentinel 2-24-2000*
|Why do you think Bill Gates' dad, Bill Gates, Sr., is campaigning so
keep the onerous federal "estate" (death) taxes on the books? Because he
makes his living "protecting" the super-wealthy from them, of course (duh).
It's the old "protection racket" scam, isn't it?
|"...liberal and conservative lawyers think the law is the way to solve
problems, and that's why it's relevant that most members of state legislatures
are lawyers. One of the reasons we have too much legislation is we have
legislatures full of people who think that legislation is the way to solve social
problems." -- David Boaz, interviewed in Full Context
|" 'Solve' and 'problems' are not in the Constitution." -- Doug Newman|
|"Patsy was right, of course, but predictably (like most legislation)
achieved the opposite result of that intended…."
-- Dick Francis in To the Hilt, p. 249
Fire burn and cauldron bubble!
Tongue of serpent, wing of bat,
Here is where the action's at:
Create a maze of regulations,
Codes and laws and incantations;
Spin this web of rules precise -
Then extricate you - for a price!
-- from Keepers of the Flame
|"We're after power and we mean it. There's no way to rule innocent
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on
criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One
declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men
to live without breaking laws. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's
the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
-- Floyd Ferris to Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
|It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights
designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of all known
governments: the seizure of private property without adequate compensation
and the invasion of the citizen's liberty without justifiable cause.... It is a fact
provocative of mirth yet more sour that the execution of these prohibitions
was put into the hands of courts, which is to say, into the hands of lawyers,
which is to say, into the hands of men specifically educated to discover legal
excuses for dishonest, dishonorable and anti-social acts.
-- H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: A Selection, pp. 180-82
|"All the extravagance and incompetence of our present Government is
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."
-- H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), "Breathing Sppace",
The Baltimore Evening Sun, 8/4/24. Reprinted in A Carnival of Buncombe
"The law is a system that protects everybody who can afford to hire a good lawyer." -- Mark Twain
"We have too many lawyers making laws. We need some un-lawyers un-making some laws." -- Carl Strang, ex-mayor, Winter Haven, FL
"Half the lawyers in Congress and the state legislatures create prohibitive laws and restrictive regulations, and the other half earns fees to help people get around these freedom-stifling laws and restraints." -- Ted Lang
"If there's a distinct group of Americans who harbor open contempt for constitutional principles and rule of law, it's lawyers, judges and members of Congress." -- Walter Williams in his column, "Attacks on the Rule of Law"
"The cultivation -- even celebration -- of victimhood by intellectuals, tort lawyers, politicians and the media is both cause and effect of today's culture of complaint." -- George Will
"Some of my best friends are lawyers." -- Neal Boortz, attorney at law
See: " I now fear the legal profession more than I do Islamic terror." HERE
Also see: The REAL Ethics Disaster
You want to add more lawyers to THIS gang???
"I want to see Congress made up entirely of doctors passing laws telling lawyers what they can and cannot do and how much they can charge." - Ted Hurley
"One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress." -- John Adams
"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." -- Benjamin Franklin
What's the difference between a lawyer and a carp? One's a blood-sucking bottom-feeder...and the other's a fish.
"Whatever their other contributions to our society, lawyers could be an important source of protein." -- Guindon cartoon caption
"[In Bleak House by Charles Dickens] Tulkinghorn and Vholes are two of the sleaziest lawyers to appear in a novel. Dickens made the point that the primary purpose of English law was to make business for itself." -- Donald O.
“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.” -- Mario Puzo
Beltway and Tax Code Observations
Here are a few more appropriate insights
The Lawyers' Party
To harass our people...
Q: Do You Know How to Save a Drowning Lawyer?
A: Take your foot off of his head.
-- Jayson Javits, Attorney at Law
*"If you pay me $150,000 a year to solve all the country's problems,
not only will I NOT solve any, I'll make A LOT MORE NEW ONES while appearing
to 'solve' the old ones." -- Randy Richards
|A man walks into a bar. He sees a beautiful, well-dressed woman sitting on a bar stool alone. He walks up to her and says, "Hi there, how's it going ?" She turns to him, looks him straight in the eyes and says, "I'll screw anybody any time, any where, any place, it doesn't matter to me." The guy raises his eyebrows and says, "No kidding? What law firm do you work for?"|
|A guy in a bar stood up and shouted, "Lawyers are a**holes!"
A guy at the other end of the bar shouted back, "I resent that."
The first guy asked, "Are you a lawyer?"
The second guy responded, "No, I'm an a**hole."
Don't vote for lawyers. Don't vote for lawyers. Don't vote for lawyers.
Don't vote for lawyers. Puhleeeeze don't vote for lawyers! Sheesh!
<BACK to politicians