Men that maketh law
24 November, 2011
Men that maketh law

Parliament, or any other legislative body makes laws – is there anybody out there who would not know that? And law-making is an extremely complicated process, consisting of a number of steps to be taken, myriad measures to be undertaken and a lot of research to be tinkering with. 

In a word, it is a very serious process to embark on and perseveringly proceed with until its makers render it effective, and finally place it in the hands of those who

will have it work in real life as efficiently as possible. Probably, it should not be the slightest exaggeration to say that tons of sweat, brilliance of mind and years of experience are needed to make a law which can optimally function to the benefit of a nation. Law-making is a job which takes knowledgeable professionals to cope with. One has to be a trained lawyer to deal with the process which as a minimum envisages conceptualization of the issue, its multi-faceted analysis, in-depth exploration of concurrent circumstances, possible ramifications and presumable hurdles on the way of voting the draft into the law. This is why the United States Congress is complete exceptionally with men and women who were educated to be lawyers. We cannot take the law-making process easy and light-heartedly. Omissions, errors, misinterpretations, misjudgments, ambiguities and blunders have to be excluded when it comes to making a law because law regulates human lives and it cannot be looked at perfunctorily. Law must be made by a lawyer. Period! Nobody else can do the job. This means that a grownup person desiring to be a member of a legislative body of his or her country should not even consider running for the office unless the person has a special education or at least a relevant qualification for making laws. Somebody might argue that behind those elected wise nonprofessionals there is an army of specialists who usually handle the process. In a capacity of the paid professional staff members, they draft and elaborate a future law to eventually deliver a ready-for-voting version to an elected member of a legislative body for putting it up for voting. In such a case, the elected members constitute just a facade of a legislative body and are used only technically for casting their votes. I am not aware whether this is appropriate or not, but I know for sure nobody can handle the complex law-making effort except those who were coached as specialists of the field. I haven’t looked into a professional breakdown of the Georgian parliament members, but I am sure the expected enhancement of voters’ political demands and tastes will make it absolutely indispensable that future law-makers in this country be professional lawyers as a rule. Law is a subtle language of state-to-person and person-to-person interaction in a civilized society and it may not be garbled. And the able guardsmen here are the men that maketh law, who will not be able to make it unless they have a specific skill to make it. Hey, would you trust a lawyer to do a surgery on you or a regular engineer to have your tooth pulled out? What’s the difference! A job to be done is a job to be done, and it has to be handled accordingly by the right person. Please don’t argue with this. If you do, you will definitely have to eat your humble pie sooner than you might think you would.

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