One of the things that is wrong with our society is the litigious attitude so many people have taken. Whether they file suit to prove a point or hoping to hit the lottery, the costs are astronomical not only in terms of money spent on the actual defense of the lawsuit or the damages awarded, but also in the resultant costs when businesses or people must spend more money to avoid being sued themselves.
A good example is the swimming pool, also known in legal circles as an 'attractive nuisance.' A homeowner can be held liable if someone trespasses on their property, jumps in the pool and drowns or otherwise injures themselves. The legal argument is that what person wouldn’t want to enjoy a pool and simply having one attracts people. Slips and falls or drowning are well known adverse consequences of having a pool. The homeowner must then plan on someone trespassing and injuring themselves and take appropriate steps to prevent someone from trespassing and hurting themselves.
Our legal system has rewarded law breakers or people who don’t supervise their small children in an appropriate manner. Homeowners have been held legally liable for not putting a locking fence or a wall around their pools. You now must be responsible for assuming someone will break the law. Politicians and lawyers are responsible for this idiocy. Now we may be able to use their twisted logic against them.
Rep. Louie Gohmert is sponsoring a bill that would make sanctuary cities 'attractive nuisances.' If a citizen of that city is injured by an illegal alien, the bill would create a cause of action against the city to recover civil damages. The principle is the same as having a pool; city fathers created a situation that attracted more illegal aliens thus putting their citizens in harm’s way. Just as a homeowner is responsible for building the pool and attracting morons, so are the people running the city that attracted more illegal aliens.
Common sense tells us that more illegal aliens will move to a city where they are less likely to be reported to federal authorities and face deportation. Common sense also tells us that a certain percentage of those illegal aliens are in fact hardened criminals more likely to commit crime. Citizens thus suffer injury because that person was attracted by the situation created by the people running the town.
I like it. Use their 'logic' against them. Hold them responsible for putting a law-abiding family in more danger than they would have expected had city officials followed federal law. Of course, liberals will use all of the old saws about racism etc. but they created the situation and under the current rules of the game, they can be held responsible no matter how ridiculous it may seem. We need to make sure this bill passes and is signed into law.