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I was with my wife this week as she was looking at buying a new car. It was interesting how the sale person pointed out all of the safety features. How much things have changed. There were bumpers that prevented hands from being crushed, stops that prevented beheadings if the door was opened with the window down and roll over protection. Maybe the manufacturer made the changes out of a sense of public awareness and if so I applaud that. My wife may buy the vehicle because of that.

But, with all of the preemption attacks out there, the scares that deadly food may be getting imported and every day where insurance companies deny, delay and defend there is no doubt that Gerry Spence was on to something with his resent speech:

"We have to redefine who we are: We are the most important people in America," Spence said. "There is no other profession in America that fights for freedom, that fights for what America is about, that fights for justice for ordinary people."

Now he did go on to say that we were more important to doctors. I’m sure many will disagree. But his point was that our society is built on justice. If we take away that bedrock, we no longer live in a free, safe and fair country. Those safety changes are there because trial lawyers stand up for those who don’t have a voice. Those who fight for those that can’t fight for themselves. It’s what our country is founded on.

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