|Father poisons children, sues Campbell's Soup
When people are willing to harm their own children in order to sue a company and collect damages, product liability suits are more than just a nuisance. Stories about people putting disgusting stuff in their food in order to sue the food-maker are so common, we don’t even mention most of them anymore, but here's a new twist on that tired old story.
A Georgia man is accused of poisoning his two young children in order to sue the Campbell soup company and win a big settlement. No longer are product liability suits just a common and growing nuisance for business, the yearning for a big lawsuit payoff has become such a strong temptation that wicked people will now even sacrifice their own children for the reward.
You're thinking this is not really new, but you're wrong. Sure, we've always had parents who would abuse their children--either out of neglect, frustration, anger, etc. We have also long seen parents who would sell their children, or their children's services, for profit. But this is new, and it is a disturbing offspring of our increasingly litigious society.
One does not have to have ever opened a Bible to understand that, indeed, the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. It is truer that the love of OTHER PEOPLE'S money is the root of most of that evil. People who enjoy, even treasure, the money they honestly earn generally commit no more evil deeds than those with little desire for money, but for those who covet money that doesn't belong to them, and are too lazy or anti-social to earn it honestly, it seems there is no limit to their potential for evil.
The growing popularity and success of product liability suits feeds the insatiable appetite and strengthens the addiction to OPM--other people's money. Product liability suits are not just a growing menace. They are the propagators of yet another branch of evil.