"It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do;
but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do."
Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
Second Speech on Conciliation, 1775
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
 -- Viswanathan, India      
 -- KS., Somewhere,USA.     
  • 3
    so so true..!.!..!
     -- KiKi, chilax, chillin     
  • 3
    Burke better do what that lawyers say he may do. Legal and ethical are opposites in meaning and only the legal can keep you out of trouble.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
  • 1
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx      
    As soon as you need a lawyer, you are already screwed. The submission to authority instead of conscience and reason is the slippery slope to servitude.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 3
    To Burke - YES, to Archer - ABSOLUTELY ! I would but add to 'humanity'; "my" - my humanity. My humanity that is based of love, truth and service to my fellow man.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 3
    E Archer spelled it out and I love his first sentence. You are truly screwed if you get involved in the "judicial system".
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
  • 3
    Hear, Hear, E Archer :)
     -- Ronw13, OR     
  • 1
    Unfortunately brainwashing through television and the media has been so successful that it will run indefinitely. Who said "I don't want thinkers I want workers"?
     -- robert, somewhere inthe USA     
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