I have heard others say that the only difference between a lawsuit and a back-alley brawl is the law. The law gives someone --- anyone --- who has been wronged, or charged with a crime, the right to go before twelve of his or her peers who will decide what should be done according to the law. This system prevents people from taking the law into their own hands; it prevents anarchy and injustice; and it prevents the few from being oppressed by the many or the strong from oppressing the weak. This right to a jury trial --- to justice --- is sacred. That is why I so strongly oppose those who would do away with it --- and with justice.
This is why I do what I do.
Lastly, I want to leave you with these two verses from the Bible:
1 Woe to those who make unjust laws,
2 to deprive the poor of their rights
Isaiah 10:1-2 (NIV).