Saturday, June 18, 2011

Constitutional Amendment Regarding Lawyers & Congress


Section-I: No person who has ever graduated from a school-of-law or has practiced law shall be seated as a Member of the Congress of the United States.

Section-II: Nothing in the Constitution of the United States or in its laws shall prohibit the People of the Several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or of the Territories of the United States from enacting like measures as to the Members of their Legislatures.

Section-III: This Amendment shall take effect five-years after ratification.

NOTE BENE: As lawyers already control the Courts in our national government (And that of the Several States and territories or possessions of the USA) and are well on their way to control the various agencies as make up the Administrative branch of our government(s), it would be well to have one branch free of them. Why?

Attorneys generate laws which are so complex as to insure the full employment of other attorneys (And themselves if removed from office). This complexity leaves the USA in a handicapped place to such economic power-houses, who lack a large lawyer-class, as Japan, Korea, India and the “Peoples Republic” of China.

For the individual citizen or business-owner, the complexity of laws leaves them open to many penalties (Including prison “time”) if they fail to comply with even the smallest detail of some law or Administrative Rule.

“Ignorance of the Law is no excuse—For violating any law” was a sound maxim, when laws (And administrative-rules) were few, written in English and could be known and understood by most citizens with no more than a high-school education. That is no longer the case.

Of course, we could follow William Shakespeare's recommendation (Henry VI, Part-2, Act-4, scene-1) where Dick-The-Butcher states, “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers”. (I would excuse my lawyer who I like!)


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