Today, the first day of May, is celebrated all over the world as a holiday to celebrate the working people. Started centuries ago, May Day was a day off for farm laborers after the crops are planted. Most countries around the worlds celebrate today as a tribute to the proletariat class that makes every society work. That is, unless you live in the United States, then today is Law Day. In 1958, President Eisenhower decided that a day honoring the worker is too communistic, so, influenced by his chief counsel, he proclaimed May 1st as Law Day. This was passed into law by congress in 1961. In the Twentieth Century, approximately 56% of all politicians in public office held a Law Degree. In the Twenty-First century that number is pushing 68%. We are known as a nation of laws, so why bother honoring the working stiffs, when we have the Law and Lawyers to celebrate. I thought today, in the spirit of the holiday, I would offer up proof of the infinite wisdom that arises when we keep electing lawyers. Let’s start in my home state;
Hopefully, this helps get you into the holiday spirit. A great indicator that if we keep electing lawyers, we will always be able to celebrate Law Day, as any good American would want to. Why would any real American want to celebrate the working class, when congress is so much more deserving of our admiration. We are a nation of laws, written by lawyers, and enacted by the lawyers we elect to office. Only in America.
On a side note; MayDay! is also a request for sending help, as the ship is going down. That’s the thought I think of every Law Day.
To get in the spirit of the holiday, go out and hug a lawyer today, tightly, around the neck, until blue. And just for a giggle on this most sacred of occasions;