..and what it means to you?
According to Webster: “slant,” (In context) v. To conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience.
In the course of an average week prior to launching my blog, I may have received five to six emails, from a family member or from a friend, along with fifteen to twenty “communiqués” from various sales outlets.
Today I receive between twenty-five and sixty emails (a day) from readers alone, many of whom (over time) have become good friends that enjoy “participating” ..by sending me, (one thing or another) to evaluate as something to “elaborate” on, and/or, “blather” about on my website.
..and of course yesterday was no exception, as my friend Kenny, who lives in the beautiful mountain community of Tehachapi forwarded me a haphazardly composed little ditty entitled; “The Lawyers Party.”
Ordinarily, I don’t allot more time to these compositions than it takes to read them because few are of any value and even fewer are signed by the author.
Albeit, in this case, this particular composition is signed by an individual by the name of Bruce Walker, whom I googled to learn that Bruce has his own website under the (nom de plume), ..the American thinker…
Accordingly, to “share the wealth” and (lessen my work load) for today, .. I’m going to provide you with Bruce’s critique on politics in America.
Food for thought…
A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than 1000 men with guns.
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 was a lawyer.
Every Democratic nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Al Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at the 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.
V.P. 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 Majority Leader Boehner was a plastics 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 1976.
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 first, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.
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 the 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 rounding in-laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by Omni present 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 fast and unchecked. When the most important decision for your next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big.
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 become crushing.
Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by these lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business.
Perhaps Americans will see that hold 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 worlds 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 your self and suing the establishment that sold it to you and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits.
This legislation has continued early been blocked from ever being voted on by the Democrat party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American trial lawyers Association go to the Democrat party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product cost being so high!
Concluded by a plea to pass this message on.
Not that I disagree with much of what Bruce provides in his composition, albeit as a writer that enjoys folks reading what he writes, I personally believe that Bruce should be a little more (forthcoming and flamboyant) in his presentation.
Forthcoming by way of explaining that as a businessman, George W Bush was a total failure and that as a pilot in the Texas air National Guard during the Vietnam war, he was a total coward and as the president of the United States he spent his time in the Oval Office dominated by Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
As for Dick Cheney being a businessman, Bruce would have gained (more favor) with me, had he related that; “above and beyond” his role as Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney (was) an autocrat and a bully.
..and then there’s Tom (I did nothing to be remorseful for), Delay and his unreasonable “prosecution/persecution” driven by his political opponents agenda…
Regrettably, I sold all my bridges in London and New York,
..albeit I still have one in Connecticut if anyone’s interested?
In conclusion, there is actually a simple underlying truth in Bruce’s composition, people who rely on commerce for their livelihood need to tell the truth to sell their products. Whereas, folks who rely on scalawags and criminals for their livelihood, – have to lie, cheat and bend the law to serve their clients.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow