The U.S. is a sports-crazy nation. We seem to love the idea that “our” team is always supposed to beat the “other” team — whomever they might be.
Our legal system is an adversarial system. We aren’t concerned with justice, we are concerned that everyone has a right to a legal defense. It matters not whether they committed a crime; it only matters whether they were found guilty in a court of law — not a court of justice.
Out of a total of 435 U.S. Representatives and 100 Senators (535 total in Congress), lawyers comprise the biggest voting block of one type, making up 43% of Congress. Sixty percent of the U.S. Senate is lawyers. There are 81 Republicans in Congress who list “lawyer” as their profession.
Congress is no longer representative of this nation. Not when almost half of the members there are from a single…
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