My parents weren’t big on using the legal system to sue people or corporations, which were two different things back when I was growing up. I’m sure we had a couple of occasions to sue someone for negligence or something that harmed our family in some way. The car accident in 1978 comes to mind; either a driver drove a truck that was too tall to get under a bridge or the state had built the bridge too low. Despite the fact the car was totaled, there were hospital bills, and the like, we didn’t sue anyone. It’s just not the way my family did things.
I’m sure the family contracting business was sued by an angry customer on occasion. Now that I think about it, we probably took a few people to court for not paying their bills, but again, we weren’t really that big on engaging the legal system in this manner.
Now, I’m not saying there’s never a reason to sue someone. Willful negligence. Sure, it makes sense. But some folks like to stuff up the legal system with lawsuits over and over again in the hope of winning one of them once in a while. This makes them feel important.
Donald Trump immediately comes to mind in this last scenario.
When things aren’t going his way, he’ll threaten to take things to the Supreme Court. Over and over and over and over again. Maybe he thinks if he wears folks down with constant legal proceedings he’ll have a large penis or something. Honestly, I don’t know. I do know that the legal system should be reserved for the big stuff. Our legal system has enough in the way of issues, we don’t need to try perverting the system for our own pleasure or gain. That’s just so, well, dirty and unpatriotic. We shouldn’t clog up the legal system just to say we sued someone to get our way, when we wouldn’t have normally gotten our way. It just seems so un-American.
When I think of people that are un-American, I do think of Donald Trump. Now more than ever.