|Well, sure, Clarence, but in what other circumstances will the house feel that it doesn't have much of a choice? That's the danger.|
In my New Zealand, in the mid '70s, all of us lost the right to sue for personal injury and a tax funded "no fault" system known as the Accident Compensation Scheme was implemented.
That is, if a drunk driver knocks me down, instead of me being able to sue the ass of him, I receive a paltry compensation from a government agency that I have already contributed to through my taxes. The driver gets off with a charge of dangerous driving carrying a fine and perhaps temporary disqualification.
Here's the thing: the American system of unrestrained lawsuiting is cited as the main reason that our system is *superior*!
We also have a massive bureaucracy whose job it is to regulate workplace safety & fine employers if they transgress. In other words, my prerogative as a maimed or injured person to sue someone has been transferred to an overbearing state apparatus. And worse, in recent years the state has taken to suing those *it* sees as being particularly onerous. I lose my rights. The state assumes more power. We all suffer. That's where you guys are heading.