So fat people are suing McDonalds and other fast food providers for making them fat; and now alchoholics are suing liquor companies for not warning them that booze is dangerous.
Why is it that our court system releases the plantiff in these cases from any and all personal responsibility, but says that the defendant must have a prescient level of knowledge and awareness. For the most part, laws should be intended to protect us from each other, not from ourselves.
The court system is in dramatic need of reform. I think that in civil cases, there needs to be a common sense sniff test before the case goes to trial. I think that the defendant shouldn't be responsible for the stupidity of the plantiff. And I think that the loser should have to pay the whole shibang. If I sue McDonalds because their fries are addictive and I lose, I should have to pay all of McDonalds' costs associated with my lawsuit.
EDIT: Ignore me from this point on. Sometimes I am a raving lunatic.
In the criminal justice system, I think that punishment should match the crime. If you rape someone, you should be strapped to a table and be mechanically raped by a machine. If you strangle four people, I think that you should be choked to unconsciousness four times, and revived after each of the first three. It's not 'Cruel and Unusual'. You did it to someone else, so, in your eyes, it obviously isn't 'cruel' or 'unusual'. Get convicted and sent to jail and then want to appeal? It's double or nothing.