Mardi’s P.S. is intuitively correct. It is my feeling that to truly have objective judges, the law must be judged as well as the parties before him. Since it is the job of lawyers to exploit law to get favorable judgments for their clients. No man trained to do this should be allowed to be a judge. As John Houseman put it in the film The Paper Chase, you leave law school thinking like a lawyer. We do not need judges trained to exploit the law. We need judges to be objective at every turn.
The problem here, or the problem today, is that objectivity is not a discipline that is promoted in our schools. Our schools today are halls of indoctrination. In fact, the basic format of most education today is to reject rational objective thought and rely on popular culture to guide your actions. This is especially well illustrated in the real estate and wall street investment world.
With the exception of space science, medical science and military science, our culture is a “ball of confusion.” This was not the case as I grew up. At my age of ten, 1965, most of America acknowledged and agreed to “fight the Red Menace.” Now we have a man in the White House who is following the path the Wiemar Republic took that ended up bringing Germany the rise of the Nazi party.
I am glad that my natural father who won purple hearts in Korea and my step father who fought unthinkable submarine battles in the pacific during WWII are not here to see this denigration of the country they fought so hard to protect.
As ever, Fred Sottile