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Socialized Medicine…What If There Was Socialized Legal Services?

SocializedMedicine1 I was sitting at my kitchen table and all of a sudden it hit me.  I am generally in favor of treating health care as a right, rather than a privilege for the wealthy.  I do believe that it’s a basic human right in a country like ours. 

 But then I had an interesting thought.  What if legal services were socialized and every American had a right to a competent lawyer at no or little cost.  We provide a constitutional right to choice of counsel and a right to a jury trial.  But the practical reality is that most people can’t afford to get anywhere near the courthouse, let alone assert their rights in any meaningful way. 

Just a thought…

Comments

Sonya

LOL I'm sure that would go over well in the lawyer community that work so hard on billable hours, almost as well as socialized health care has with doctors!

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see the responses.

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