The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers

This line spoken by Dick The Butcher in Shakespeare’s Henry VI and it is thought to express the ordinary person’s frustration with the secrets, mysteries and complexity of law.  Dick’s Utopian idea about killing all of England’s lawyers is his addition to the promises of the traitorous Jack Cade, who envisions a quasi-communistic social revolution, with himself installed as autocrat.  Cade alleges that all lawyers do is shuffle parchments back and forth in a systematic attempt to ruin the common people.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday – November 28 prompt which is “Meeeoow!”.

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