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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:21 pm 
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"Let's kill all the lawyers" is a line from William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part2, Act IV, Scene 2.

The full quote is "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".

This quote is among one of Shakespeare's most famous quotes, as well as one of his most controversial quotes.

The quote has been the title of movies as well as the title for published books.

Shakespeare may be making a joke when character "Dick The Butcher" suggests one of the ways the band of pretenders to the throne can improve the country is to kill all the lawyers.

Dick is a rough character, a killer as evil as his name implies, like the other henchmen, and this is his rough solution to his perceived societal problem.

There is some disagreement with the interpretation that one of Shakespeare's sympathetic characters would make a joke suggesting that killing lawyers would make the world better.

The Florida Bar Association contends the quote was a lawyer joke.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Well, "kill all the plumbers" just doesn't roll off the tongue as eloquently.

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jdmeister wrote:
The full quote is "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".


I haven't been here much because I've been tremendously busy.

The quote from Henry VI, Part 2, is NOT about killing lawyers to make the world a better place.

It's about where you start, if you want to seize power against the existing law and order of things. If--as in Henry VI, Part 2--you are a pretender to the throne, your first step has to be taken against the people who are the vanguard of the law, who protect society's laws against those who would seize power without the right to do so.

Everybody hates lawyers (until they need one, of course). But American society is particularly indebted to lawyers--lawyers like James Madison, who wrote most of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; Abraham Lincoln, who held the Union together; Franklin Roosevelt, who saved us from the most serious economic crisis the world has ever seen; and many others who have argued, legislated, and advocated tirelessly for our rights.

Most lawyers try very hard to adhere to our strong code of ethics. Are there bad lawyers? Unethical ones? Sure. And there are ways to hold them accountable for what they do.

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8) Isn't the duty of every lawyer Jim to defend the rights of their clients no mater if they are guilty or not?


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Of course Harrington re-appears only to weigh in about Shakespeare and entirely ignored the main reason this thread is even here:
JustinE wrote:
Hi everyone,
I have over 30 people who were wanting to enroll in their SC program and they get sent to a voice mail or no reply at all. There are also KJ's who want to register their CB products for the one time $50 dollar fee, but they need to be re-assured that their media in fact will be covered.

What am I to tell people who used to buy from me who have no idea what to do and who are in fear of being sued for using their CB discs when they can't get an email or call back for assistance? Also, what do I tell people who want to do the Gem series? This is beyond ridiculous!

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