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  •  I like the idea of more (0+ / 0-)

    teachers and "regular folks" in Congress, but the law is complex and you need a law background in order to understand it.

    On the other hand most of the lawyers in Congress don't seem interested in the law, they become "players" in some "game" instead.

    Since they don't even read most of the bills they pass, I guess it doesn't matter.

    We're all doomed.

    •  They pay people to do that (0+ / 0-)

      Keep in mind that we're paying for each of these folks to have a whole staff of lawyers to do that heavy lifting on the law. There's no reason you should need a law degree to serve in Congress anymore than you should need an accounting degree. What we need are more people with principles.

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