Comment: This is not about who is more qualified.

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This is not about who is more qualified.

This is about ME having a RIGHT to have anyone I want defend me. The "Public Defender" is a public pretender. He's got a dozen cases on his list for that day and you are being asked to trust your life (say you're facing 10 years) to him. He doesn't care about you one iota.

If you wanna argue what is best for me that's called SOCIALISM. We're talking about RIGHTS here.

Attorneys are not trained in law. They are trained in DECEPTION and how to fleece their neighbors. They are taught procedure... and they are definitely not taught to defend the constitution.