That is, what caused the death of United States? Plain and simple, it was dog shit. Your guild had extended an undue and unseemly deference to pure lawyer dog shit over the decades. Years of nonsense talk. Kook talk.
And then some guy comes along and fights that idiot jurisdiction to a standstill using the few weapons at his disposal: truth, logic, and a return to first principles.
Lose the kookery and I see a prosperous future for your discredited guild.