Lawyers increase crime.
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Lawyers, who are individuals who practice Law (attorney/judge/solicitor...), do not create Laws. It is normally a case of parliament (congress in the US). As an example, current US President Barack Obama, as well as his wife, both studied Law at Harvard. However, Obama is not practising Law at the moment, thus not a lawyer.
Logically speaking, Lawyers have no correlation to crime (committed), yet apparently cause an increase in it. This would mean that lawyers either a. commit crime or b. advocate it in some sense. If this is apparently the case I would expect Pro to easily be able to prove this.
Lawyers would 'benefit' from an increase in crime (at least certain lawyers), yet I cannot see them being connected to an increase in any kind of way.
Lawyers create more laws, therefore creating more criminals.
That is just the plain truth.
As per definition, Lawyer is defined as "barrister, judge, attorney, counsel (counselor at law) or solicitor". None of these people make laws, change laws or anything like that.
Besides, since laws first were established, 4000 years ago, they haven't changed an awful lot (the basics at least). And lawyers thus had little to do with that.
'That is just the plain truth.'.
The justices of the SCOTUS approve or disapprove of laws created by the politicians. Fact.
Many politicians are lawyers, politicians make laws. Fact.
Politicians create laws that turn many ordinary behaviors into crimes. Fact.
Lawyers increase crime. Fact.
2. But they don't make Laws.
3. Many Politicians are Dentists and stuff like that. However, they are not Lawyers when they are Politicians. Thus this is irrelevant. The jobs are not linked. I provided the definition of 'Lawyer' above.
4. And? Relevance? See above.
5. Lawyers do not increase Crime through the simple reason that they are Lawyers. That is ludicrous.
A Lawyer has in no way personal influence over the Law. Or makes Laws. And that is the main thing Pro assumes.
Lawyers do increase the number of laws, because they work hand in hand with politicians in order to write laws which will be upheld a constitutional, and that is a fact.
By increasing the number of laws they increase the number of people who fall outside the law, and are therefore are now criminals.
Hence, lawyers increase crime.
Take it or leave it.
Rebuttal and Conclusion:
1.) But they do not make the Law, nor do they enforce it.
2.) That's like saying Doctors increase the number of sick people because they define illnesses.
In conclusion Lawyers neither make Laws nor do they enforce them. Thus they do not increase crime. The system at whole may increase crime according to your theory, Lawyers themselves however do not.
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: BOP was on Pro to prove that lawyers increased crime. The crux of Pro's case was that lawyers create laws, therefore creating more criminals, however this argument was quickly refuted by Con, who successfully showed that lawyers don't actually *make* laws. Since this was Pro's only argument, and it was refuted successfully by Con, arguments to Con due to Pro's BOP remaining unfulfilled.
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