by Tim Jones 3/30/15
I have some friends on Facebook who are liberal lawyers whom I periodically get into debates with after I post something that always incites them to reflexively respond. The funny thing is that debating them is like shooting fish in a barrel. Their arguments are so old, stale and predictable you can see them coming a mile away. One of their favorite tactics is always pointing to bad behavior to justify bad behavior whenever I point out some kind of misbehavior or worse perpetrated by a Democrat or leftist outside of politics.
I always wondered why so many lawyers are liberal and came to the conclusion that their profession is completely derivative of government and that without the government there would be no legal profession. That may be an obvious and simplistic statement but I wonder how many people consider the fact.
Lawyers are always the first to start squealing like stuck pigs when conservatives talk about shrinking the size of government and reducing the federal budget. If government were to shrink, that means less ‘business’ for lawyers. Lawyers love big government because the more laws there are means more legal adjudication which in turns means more money in their pockets.[pullquote]Lawyers love big government because the more laws there are means more legal adjudication which in turns means more money in their pockets.[/pullquote]
“Follow the money” is the way to get to the root of liberalism and especially liberal lawyers. Liberals are infinitely greedier than conservatives, they’re just geniuses at deceptive public relations opinion-shaping and deflecting attention away from their real motives. (I would argue that conservative aren’t even greedy. They just stick by basic altruistic principles that promote equal opportunity for everyone.)
Liberals disingenuously put their faith in government as the compassionate moral arbiter of all things true and right which is why government is the god of liberals and so many are atheists. I’m sure it would be a difficult task to find many liberal lawyers who are regular church-going Christians or temple-attending Jews.
They don’t want any competition from a higher authority than man because of the threat it represents to their bank account. To quote Saul Bellow: “Public virtue is a kind of ghost town into which anyone can move and declare himself sheriff.” That is essentially the definition of moral relativism. Lawyers love the chaos of a relativistic society because that means more uncertainty regarding laws no longer rooted in constitutional principles and are sure to end up in the courts, the professional workplace of parasites.