Never before has the LSTC endorsed a candidate for President of the United States. We may never do it again. That's your trigger that this shit's serious. A call to action. What action? Uh...deposit money in the box?
But today, November 9, 2016, we feel compelled to join almost every major media outlet on the planet by endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the next President of the United States. The last polls before the election suggest that she will win in a relative landslide well before we have published this piece. The media does not lead its consumers astray, and imagine by the time you read this piece, Donald Trump has politely conceded. But please do not let that stop our endorsement.
Simply put, as we all know, legal education is the United States benefits from a continuation of the elitist status quo, an entrusting of the means of education and loan regulation to the existing moneyed parties and executive leaders. Hillary Clinton, herself a lawyer married to a lawyer, politically embodies everything that has worked about the law school scam, including the gracious acceptance of wholesale, uncritical endorsement from media outlets such as this one.
Scandals? Corruption? Shit, who doesn't have a scandal or two? Most of them are simply a distraction developed by hostile agents infected with the personality disorder of being an asshole.
Note that her primary rival, Donald Trump, is almost equally worthy of our nation's tenth-highest office (normally there are nine Supreme Court justices, although presently justice somehow functions with only eight). In particular, the LSTC unequivocally praises his leadership with ventures such as Trump University. That amoral siphoning of funds from hopeful lemmings portends an excellent tenure running the scam o' scams. Likewise, his particular brand of capitalism - ostentatious self-aggrandizement, brash misogyny, aggressive defense litigation, strategic use of the tax and bankruptcy codes - would find allies on many a law school board.
Yet, when it comes to this particular race, we feel Secretary and - let's go ahead and say it - President-Elect Clinton has slightly more of what it takes to become the leader of the pseudo-free world and, therefore, enforcer of justice and profitable pedagogy.
Just as we jumped onto the law school bandwagon at the perfect time to continue supporting a fantastic and necessary venture as others started to become skeptical, we have chosen to throw our support behind Hillary at the precise moment that fringe elements of the media show signs of abandoning her. Our timing and track record on this front is as unimpeachable as the decision to open a post-recession law school or acquire a legal education in 2016.
Regardless, we are proud to give Hillary the first endorsement in the history of the LSTC, and not a moment too soon. You go get 'em, Ma'am, and scam on.