A short vent today!!!
“Now these lawyers were learned in all the arts and cunning of the people; and this was to enable them that they might be skilful in their profession…. And now behold, I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges.” (Alma 10:15, 27)
Our family has been involved in some contact with the legal system this week and these verses are very appropriate for the circumstances they have encountered. Right and wrong seem to have little sway in the matters at hand – it is more about who can obfuscate the truth to the greatest degree.
I once had a professor (for business law) who stated:
“All lawyers lie and if they tell you they don’t, they are lying.”
There are some men of law whom, I believe, try to keep their work on the strait and narrow. Hurrah for them and may they have influence on many others. But when it comes to certain types of law, integrity and common sense take the back seat to profit and greed.
Enough venting. Back to kindness mode.