|"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law."|
- Jeremy Bentham
These adventures in the mountains of New Mexico are much like a lawyer's career. A good lawyer reaches the top of the mountain of integrity and justice, but they all start at the bottom, attached to a stereotype reserved to the most slimy and scuzzy of their ilk. We all think of lawyers as nasty, lying, cheating, money-grabbing individuals ready to make a buck by taking advantage of some poor schmuck, and the lawyers starting out in the career have a responsibility to break out of that mold, or to reach a peak, so to speak.
Some do not. Rather, they spend their entire career at the bottom, and I'm not saying they aren't successful, but perhaps they are scared. Those who make it further up the mountain have further to fall, so rather than risk their livelihood on the constraints of morality, the majority stay at the bottom, enjoying the slide of deception and reaping all the benefits of a necessary profession.
But how can you tell the difference? Well, you can't. Just like I can't prove that I've climbed to the summit of most of those mountains.
If you were a power-hungry lawyer with the ability to read minds, what would your goal be in the United States? Any thoughts?
~ Michael C. Sahd