Note To Jasmine Rand: Lady, You’re No Engineer!

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 3 months ago

Just a brief note to Jasmine Rand, attorney for the Travvon Martin family, whom I just saw on Greta Van Susteren saying something like the following: “I am more than an attorney and I have commitments to more than just the law.  I am a social engineer …”

Listen lady.  I am a registered professional engineer, and I work with other registered professional engineers.  We have to know things like Calculus, physics, and mechanics of materials.  Unless you want to go to school and take the classes and the tests and the state boards, you’re no engineer.

You may fancy yourself some sort of frustrated social planner or something, but referring to yourself as an engineer or actually performing engineering in most states gets you a cease and desist order from the state boards of registration for engineers and land surveyors.  But then, this wouldn’t happen with you because you don’t do engineering.

I think you’re self important and a little too big for your britches, as they say.

  • http://www.gunrights4usall.blogspot.com GunRights4US

    I saw that same interview and very nearly damaged my TV by throwing something at it!

  • daniel smith

    Hahahahahahaha!!!!! Thats awesome…. This makes me happy :-)

  • Rob

    If you don’t mind my asking, what type of engineer are you?

    I’m in my junior year of college studying mechanical engineering.

  • scott s.

    Among other things, licensed engineers are expected to follow a code of ethics. Not so sure about the social engineers. But I suppose if one can call themselves a social scientist, then why not social engineer?

    That being said I do have a background in naval engineering, which like military engineering does emphasize operational as well as design aspects of the field. So I would say a sapper is an engineer.

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Notice, Scott, that I didn’t use the word scientist. I don’t think there is anything “science” about what they do. I used the words social planner.


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