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Lawyers shouldn't be lawmakers

I recently read an opposal to Bill No. 1076 I had written to the Connecticut General Assembly.

Part of my testimony: “Stop trespassing on law - abiding citizens and what they keep in their houses, focus on criminals on our streets and the weapons they may have. Protection firearms provide isn’t just for police or criminals, it’s mainly for us, the United States citizen.”

I point this out on the grounds of lawyers should not be lawmakers; that is like asking the wolf to guard the hen house. Lawyers being lawmakers is a huge conflict of interest, the proof is in the pudding. Laws are being made that are against our well-being and civil right to choose what is best for us, which in turn gives more arrest powers to police, which gives business to courts and lawyers.

First ten amendments were proposed and adopted largely because of fear that government might unduly interfere with prized individual liberties.

As George Washington said, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

Gregg Marchand

Willimantic

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