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Father, we pray that You would control and rein in the PACs. Cause the interests of all Americans to be protected, Lord, not just those of a specific class.

As PACs dominate the political landscape of America, it is important to know what they all stand for and how we can pray about them.

From Capital Research Center. The Capital Research Center (CRC) works to shed light upon activist groups that seek to influence American public policy. Such groups are important to a healthy civil society, but the fact that many are not widely known—or their activities not widely understood—is problematic if one values a well-informed citizenry. …

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In the 2020 election cycle, OpenSecrets rated sixteen of the twenty top political action committee (PAC) contributors to Democratic federal candidates as being either “solidly Democrat” or “leans Democrat.” …

The last of those sixteen PACs, however, was rather different. It sent 97 percent of its contributions to Democratic candidates, yet it represents a constituency that most Americans probably don’t readily associate with Democratic politics: trial lawyers. Few are likely familiar with the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the membership association that lobbies on behalf of the professional interests of more than 20,000 plaintiff-side civil litigators nationwide. …

Of course, promoting the interests of trial lawyers is what the AAJ does, and Democratic lawmakers certainly appear to have reciprocated for the support they receive. Take a notable example from last year. Buried in the 2021 budget bill passed by the Democratic-controlled House was an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code that would have permitted lawyers operating on a contingency fee basis to immediately deduct expenses related to their lawsuits. Not only is it easy to see how this might incentivize certain attorneys to bring less-than-ironclad cases, but the estimated cost—as much as $2.5 billion over 10 years—would have amounted to “a direct income transfer to plaintiffs’ lawyers, who will turn around and finance Democratic election campaigns,” to quote the Wall Street Journal. The paper’s editorial board called it “the definition of a corrupt political bargain.”

Were it not for the substantial media coverage that the provision received, the effort might well have flown under most Americans’ radars. That might have been the point. …

Another example can be found in the AAJ’s strong opposition to limits on attorney’s fees, such as those that were included as part of the proposed Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017—which the AAJ vigorously attacked. … [M]ounting evidence suggests that excessive fees relative to plaintiff benefit is a legitimate problem in class actions and elsewhere. …

What do you think of the AAJ? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from Capital Research Center. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Terry
December 3, 2022

This political bargaining stinks to high heaven!

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Bruce C Perryman
December 3, 2022

“Lawyers are adversarial and are trained to try to win at all costs. This doesn’t work well when governing America in Congress. Ultimately, winning at any costs creates the polarization and hatred that now fills America.
Demorats attract lawyers like flies on a dead carcass (re: JoeBama, Barry Sotero (Obama), Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Liz Edwards, Church Schumer, Harry Reid, Adam Schiff, to name just a few). Thus, there is a Demorat perspective through the eyes of lawyers. Theoretically lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, which, in we the people’s case should be the American people. Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. Confined to the narrow practice of law, this is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a city, state or country. When politicians, as lawyers, begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. WE ARE CITIZENS OF A REPUBLIC THAT PROMISES US A GREAT DEAL OF FREEOM FROM LAWS, FROM COURTS, AND FROM LAWYERS. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trail Lawyers Association go to the Demorat Party, then you realize what we the people are up against.” – Jim Harris

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Hannibal Boone
December 3, 2022

A perfect example of government subsidies for the plaintiff trial lawyers is the 8 billion dollar subsidy passed last year for the payment to claims filed on behalf Camp Lejeune questionable claims that is completely open ended and had previously been exhausted in state courts, How much of these funds went into the coffers of the Democrats. Those funds need to be accounted for.

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Victoria Z
December 3, 2022

FATHER in the name of Jesus, keep America free respecting the constitutional rights of the church as much as any other people group. Father the God-fearing are the majority in our land yet have compromised with Hollywood enjoying sin stained music and entertainment, which conteibuted to compromise with sin. Father we see it all across our land, compromise, and the sin and the consequences have grown we now see even more evil and conpromise and we pray an end to it, even a little folly of the righteous is a dangerous thing, Father forgive us, but more importantly CLEANSE us from ALL unrighteousness and compromised, convict, open our eyes and ears to hear you in this, and help us to humble ourselves and repent first for YOUR sake, your glory, the glory if Christ and his suffering, and next for the sake of others, for the sake of our future descendNts and our nation that we may leave them a legacy of righteousness, a standard of righteousness IN Jesus name we thank you for hearing our prayers and answering them.

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C
December 3, 2022

In JESUS MIGHTY NAME I agree! FATHER GOD please continue to expose and stop this and all other partisan corruption in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

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