by Muriel Sluyter
2 January 2013

America has reached an astonishing and far from enviable state. We have graduated more lawyers than any country could ever need or use. As a result, every time we turn on the TV, we have the great fun of watching law firm advertisements attempting to entice us to sue the pants off everyone we know or with whom we have ever had dealings.

Somewhere within the ad the viewer is assured that he truly deserves money from every firm or individual with which he has had contact. This is designed to whet the viewers’ appetite for money, and lots of it!

Is this really the way the citizens of a great country should think and act?

Does this not turn common, everyday citizens into predators? In my view it does precisely that! It encourages good people to behave in a way that is far from good, far from honorable, even far from decent.