But, what do attorneys produce? Oh, there are some who defend the innocent, prosecute the guilty, insure a fair criminal or civil trial, arrange for the proper distribution of the property of those who have died and, sometimes, bring people closer together than otherwise.
But, too many (Most?) of attorneys in the USA feed off the overly complex laws and government regulations inflicted on the People; Laws-and-rules that they, for the most part, created by lawyers as members of the Congress and other legislative bodies, as well as the administrative agencies that they dominate. Of course, they properly also control the remaining, judicial, branch of government (Although there are other models for oversight of the judicial process.)
We should ask the following questions and reflect on them and the probable answers.
1.. What part of our GNP is "services by attorneys"?
2. How does that compare with today's economic powerhouses of Japan , India and the People's Republic of China ?
3. How many words of laws and regulations are in-effect and put-into-effect in the USA each year VS. those other nations?
4. Would the People of the USA be better off if Attorneys were barred, by Amending our Constitution, from being Members of the Congress? (And allowing the Several States to do the same for their Legislatures?)
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For the most part, what do attorneys "produce"? Well, as legislators (Most such are attorneys) they produce laws---Which they are hired to interpret as judges, consultants, etc.. In some way they help maintain paper industries; But, their "production" can not be eaten or used to shelter us from the elements or provide joy-or-pleasure (Who, other than some very greedy people, ever gets such from attorneys?).
It might be well to reflect on the fact that attorneys rule (And, misrule by tyranny) our courts, dominate our legislative bodies and are well on the way to controlling, by overly complex laws and regulations, our governments' executive branches.
In fact, you might ask what part of our GNP is actually the empty production of law firms as opposed to such very advanced (And "under attorneyed") nations as Japan or the newest, 5,000 pound gorilla in the world's economy, the “Peoples Republic Of China”?
As for myself and whenever all other factors are more-or-less equal, I always vote for a non-attorney VS. a lawyer. I encourage all to do the same!
For the good of the nation, we should really pass US and State constitutional amendments which would (Five-years after passage) forbid any attorney from being a member of the Congress or State Legislatures.