Best plan to push tort reform through (followed immediately by criminal code reform)? I would say criminal code first, cause there're a LOT of guys
locked up, on OUR tab, who don't need to be, but if the civil courts are fixed first, those guys who were unfairly put away and jailed for petty,
ridiculous infringements on their rights, get to sue their politicians for more in back wages.
I'm thinking the best way would be to offer immunity from prosecution to all the murdering liars. Maybe we should just let them get away free
because we as a nation were stupid enough to fall for most of their dirty tricks. That would get reform passed quickly I imagine. "You mean we can
just walk away? Where should we sign? Do you require blood instead of ink like my dark master?"
Oh, and would it be a good idea to outlaw lawyers in civil courts? With simplified code based around reason and principles of simple accountability,
a balance of rights and responsibilities, the need for lawyers would be eliminated - all plaintiffs and defendants must defend themselves in a court
of law, using reason and facts. Those plaintiffs who were eloquent, truthful and impassioned would win more court cases on average on that playing
field. Those members of our society with enough sense to talk their way out of trouble, or plead their case for damages successfully, would occupy a
better spot in society as a reward (money from settlements, perhaps other awards). Those people would be in a better position to raise a large number
of healthy offspring, and we'd be promoting a reasonable populace without all the messy killing eugenics usually entails.
If only the NWO had asked our opinion first, we could have given them some bloodless options.
I mean, we call the place civil court, but there's nothing civil about pitting an unemployed, disabled pensioner against a thousand dollar/hour
Professional Character Assassin (or a whole team of them for that matter). Let each man defend himself, let a random jury decide after having looked
at the evidence and seen each man speak his case. There should of course be a judge to enforce procedural rules and resolve deadlocks, apply pressure
to witnesses, etc.
I think the system we have isn't bad, it's just got a lot of extraneous bells and whistles and back doors that are killing the aerodynamics..The
idea of the system is so sexy, the actual item is..well..a whale, a behemoth, a methuselah among methuselahs. There's no nice way of saying it, Lady
Justice needs to have some of her extraneous padding removed.
(I mean no offense to 'aerodynamically challenged' people, I myself am a rather robust specimen of the rare bobble-headed drunk-monk.:lol
Lazarus, sofi, Grady, excellent points were made by all of you in recent posts. Reform is necessary, the right kind of reform, right now.
The Native Americans tried that, they couldn't agree on the particulars of the tribal agreement. Basically old hatreds, prejudices, and new greed
combined to make the summit unbearable for those interested in real discussion. Some of them are ready to do what is necessary, most are too
comfortable with what little they have. History repeats itself until we make attonement for our mistakes. By that logic alone, America is in for a
rough haul, we have many, many debts. Not all are counted in dollars. The prelude to my novel-in-progress is a James Baldwin quote:
"In the private chambers of the soul, the guilty party is identified, and the accusing finger there is not legend, but consequence, not fantasy, but
the truth. People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives
I really, really believe that. I see examples of it every day, in my own life, and the lives of others. Those who have done WRONG, I mean the real
dark and dirty stuff, they know who they are and what they've done. Even if conscience has abandoned them, they will still pay for their crimes, one
way or another, now or in the afterlife.
I don't believe in one heaven or one hell, I believe we make our own destiny, we make our own dreams, we make our own death. If we die with fear in
our heart, we are doomed to our own darkness. If we die full of expectation, wonder, and with a surge of gratitude for the beauty of a life lived,
what can there be in death but joy? Basically what I'm saying is, no matter what, they'll get theirs and we'll get ours.
I like to tell one peron every day, "Everything's going to be okay." I know that if they believe me, everything will be okay.