The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Location: Cleburne, Texas, United States

Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tort Reform Works!

That is, if your goal is to slam the courthouse door shut in the face of the poor and powerless injured by the negligence of the rich and powerful. Remember these statistics the next time someone on your local Chamber of Commerce regurgitates the talking points about the "lawsuit explosion." Shakespeare got it all wrong; the first step to tyranny is not to kill all the lawyers, it's to destroy the jury system.

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