Okay. Fair enough.

A friend who is an attorney sends along this:

Lawyers get a lot of flack. But the main point is true: places like Haiti and Somalia are not overlawyered and they are not place I’d like to live. I like places where the iron law is not “The strong do as they please and the weak suffer what they must.” As lawyer who was a saint says in A Man for All Seasons: “This country is planted thick with laws–man’s laws, not God’s. And if you cut them down, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?”

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  • http://natewinchester.wordpress.com/ Nate Winchester

    Hm… I wonder who are the ones helping the companies (and ruling class, etc etc) get away with a lot of the stuff they pull?

    Lawyers get a lot of flack. But the main point is true: places like Haiti and Somalia are not overlawyered and they are not place I’d like to live. I like places where the iron law is not “The strong do as they please and the weak suffer what they must.”

    It’s not lawyers that enforce the law, but the police and military. While the video is entertaining (and makes a FEW good points) it has a lot of bad fallacies in it. Law is meaningless without force, thus all law is predicated on the force to apply it. I do appreciate lawyers acting as circuit breakers on the rule of law (stopping bad ideas from gaining precedents) but I won’t give them credit for the job the policeman and soldier does.

  • Daniel

    This documentary talks precisely about this subject. Very worth seeing.
    http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/Default.asp

  • http://zippycatholic.wordpress.com/ Zippy