I for tort reform.
Let me spell it out for you C A P I T A L I S M
And there in lies one of our problems. Where is the separation of government then? Legislatures have no business in Judicial matters.
But I'm going to give you the chance to defend you stance with this hypothetical scenario.
Tort reforms amendments are presented to vote on in your state. Now since these laws are to prevent "frivolous lawsuits," you vote for them.
Your state passes tort reform laws limiting who & what you can sue for. Then some time later, you have some type of surgery performed, let's go w/ your appendix removed.
The doctor screws up. Let's say a piece of gauze gets sewn up inside you as they finish.
Let's say said gauze causes massive infection & really causes you excruciating pain, suffering, and causes irreparable damage. All of this happening before said gauze is removed, days later, in later surgery.
For arguments sake, you now have to use a colostomy bag & are paralyzed from the waist down.
What do you do? Why sue of course.
So, you sue. And win a massive settlement from the jury because of the Doctor's incompetence. Say... 6 million as settlement. Said settlement to reimburse you for lost wages. Lost physical ability. Pain. Suffering. Basically the money you're going to need to pay for the care you need til you die.
Oh, but wait. We forgot about the tort reforms that was passed before this.
Now, after winning, a judge says, "NO."
Because of the law you are only getting 1.25 million. Make due w/ that amount. Regardless of the lifestyle you were accustomed to living. Regardless of the lawyer bills coming out of this settlement. Regardless of how your life has been so radically destroyed. Thru no fault of your own.
There is your Capitalism, Patton. And we are living w/ this everyday. When citizens can't sue a company for their negligence.
Need a better example? Read the clauses you've signed w/o realizing. Particularly, the clause where you have to have MANDATORY ARBITRATION.
This can be found on any credit card, cell phone contract, gaming console agreement, access to the web, car rental....
Get the idea right? No jury before a panel of your peers, to argue your case.
THAT'S CAPITALISM, TODAY.
So, please, explain WHY you would support tort reform?