Our nation over the past 40 years have become obsessed redefining the "rights" it believes our constitution grants every American. We talk about injustices in health care, income inequality, inequality of education, wages and whatnot. Yet at the heart of a lot of these rights is a lawyer making a financial killing on using laws created by our elected officials to take money away from one group and giving it to another group and throughout the legal process, the lawyers are taking a fat 30-50% cut of the winnings.
We the people fail to understand most of the elected officials are lawyers. So it only makes sense they pass law after laws. Passing laws makes money for their profession. These laws generate law suits. These law suits generate billable legal hours. And all along the process, the attorneys are raking in the money and raping "we the people."
I see one of the greatest injustices in our country is our legal system and process. It favors the rich and big corporations without question. The more money one has, the better legal representation one can afford. i.e. O.J. Simpson.
For example, let's assume you invent a unique product and start marketing it and it sells. You're just a hard working middle class person trying to make a living. Then a large corporation with deep pockets and a building full of lawyers copies your product and starts to sell it as well. Perhaps they add a slight twist to it. Sure, your patented the product to protect yourself. But if you want to enforce the patent, you have to sue them. They're betting on that.
If you go this route, you can plan on spending no less than a million dollars to defend your patent infringement case. The big company and the rich bet you're not going to pursue them through a court action. To them, it makes economic sense to take this risk. And I'm sure they've already sent out their troops to see if you have the financial muscle to fight them. Hey, they'll rake in millions while this case lingers and you find yourself drowning in legal costs and forced to go bankrupt! Eventually you have to give in for the sake of your health and family. They bet on exactly that!
So clearly the system is rigged against the little guy trying to make it rich. So let consider nationalizing the lawyers in this country. Every person must carry legal insurance, just like Obamacare, and there is a "legal exchange" where all of us must select a law practice each year to join and pay a monthly fee. And this is the only legal service we're able to use in this country, even the rich and the corporations must us it.
Is this a radical concept, sure is. Is it possible, of course not! Why, because lawyers run this country. But we need our elected officials and the press to start challenging the legal profession, the least regulated profession in this country, by the way. We need radical reform to our legal system to truly help the people who can least afford a lawyer! We need to level the playing field between the rich and the poor in this area. Then perhaps the poor and middle class will be able to defend themselves and take some of the money from the rich. Or better yet, the rich may not be so inclined to use the legal system to steal the great ideas out of the middle class and poor.
"Old Billy was right: let's kill all the lawyers - kill 'em tonight"
"Get Over It" is a song by the Eagles on the Album Hell Freezes Over!
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Mel Jones is one of the premier restaurant brokers in the nation having published hundreds of articles on buying and selling a restaurant and bar business, selling thousands of restaurants in CA., WA and AZ and building one of the most copied business models in the brokerage industry. Mel started SellingRestaurants in 2004 with the one simple concept, give the buyers the information they need to make intelligent buying decisions without being pestered by a broker or hiding information, prepare the business for market by researching key details that make or break deals and educate the buyer on the buying process to create an intelligent buyer. Prior to SellingRestaurants, Mel was a Chief Financial Officer for Universal Music Group, the largest music company in the world. There he participated in more than $11.5 billion of merger and acquisition transactions. He also work for top companies such as Nestle Foods, USA. He hold a Bachelors in Business Administration Finance as well as attened Law School at Gonzaga University. Give Mel a call at 480.274.7000 or e-mail him at [email protected] if you have any questions.