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Letter: Let us live up to creed outlined in Constitution


Some of my best friends are lawyers. But we can remember the purpose of a lawyer in court. He or she is most interested in winning the case. The truth, as such, is not as important as winning. The truth between the two sides will be taken care of by the judge.

An old story: A lawyer is having a difficult case. The saying goes: “When the law is against you, pound on the facts; when the facts are against you, pound on the law. When both are against you, pound on the table.”

Many politicians are also lawyers. So in politics we can paraphrase: “When both the law and the facts are against you, call for an investigation. Today, that means “pound on the validity of the election.”

I believe that we the people can see through such distortions and find honorable ways to compromise, respecting both the law and the facts. Let us start with each phrase of the preamble to our Constitution:

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Ralph Reeves

Source: Berkshire mont

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