Attorneys should not be allowed to hold political offices
I know I am “stereo-typing” an entire industry but let's look at the facts. Also, know there are some very reputable attorneys. Some are friends I would trust almost over anyone. A good example of an attorney with integrity is Michael Brodowski in Huntsville Alabama Real Estate law.
From what I can see, most state and federal politicians have backgrounds in law, typically as attorneys. There are some industries with bad reputations, like used car salesmen, REALTORS and attorneys. These are viewed skeptically by the public. I want to talk specifically about the attorneys; we can rip on the others later.
Regardless of who you vote for this year, we have a real problem in our legal world, created by politicians. Most politicians I have met are cagey and hard to pin down with a direct answer. Then we see these people making laws for our country, which is really made to benefit them. When I meet with people, I look into their eyes across the table expecting straight answers. If I can’t get straight answers I withdraw my trust. I see the state and federal lawmakers as hypocrites who have sold their souls to the devil for power and money. There is no one who believes for a minute we are truly being represented by these people. It is so evident that their self interests out-weigh the needs of the people. They will not look you in the eye and be honest.
I have personally decided they don't care about me and my family. If things aren't changing in the right direction I will be voting against the incumbent. I am a conservative and I am convinced that we have to provide for ourselves with integrity. So, my voting will lean strongly conservative but the previous and current congress has shown they are not interested in representing me. Both parties had control of the congress in the last 10 years and their track records are abysmal.
I now support a "two consecutive terms" term limits. Our hard earned money, as taxes, should not be a personal slush fund and piggy banks for people who don't care how hard we work for our country. Then they hide behind laws they create for themselves just to fatten their pockets.
Most of these "so called" representatives make more money from outside interests than their salary. This money is made while on the clock for the United States citizens. I think we should get a cut of the excess. We "the people" should start a movement demanding 50% of the money they make on our dime.
Just remember the next time you vote to elect an attorney or the incumbent to a seat in congress, they are seeking it for personal gain.