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The Fourth Branch of Government

Post by hawkiye on Fri 20 Feb 2009, 2:26 am

The fourth branch of government is The People. Most people think this
is just a bit cliche or it is just about voting. However the
constitution in the 6th and 7th amendments provides some teeth for the
people to fully act in their capacity as the final check on an out of
control government. And that is in the Jury box!

The Jury is the front line of Government of, by, and for the people! It's where the rubber meets the road so to speak.

Contrary to popular belief Jury nullification is an American tradition and can
stop bad laws in their tracks like it did Prohibition. It can render
corrupt Judges or Law enforcement impotent. Today's Judges and lawyers
would have you believe it is unlawful and never has been. That is not
true. They will often intimidate Jurors to do their bidding. Please
educate yourself so we can start utilizing this important but forgotten
weapon against over bearing government.

Imagine if the courts could never get a conviction in an unlawful CCW case?

Check out the Fully Informed Jury Association and spread this information far
and wide. It could save you some day from a bad law and over bearing
government if enough people know and understand it.

http://www.fija.org/

A few excerpts:

"The
primary function of the independent juror is not, as many think, to
dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various
laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of
power by government."

"Juries protect society from dangerous
individuals and also protect individuals from dangerous government.
Jurors have a duty and responsibility to render a just verdict. They
must take into account the facts of the case, mitigating circumstances,
the merits of the law, and the fairness of its application in each
case. The recognition of the authority and right of jurors to weigh the
merits of the law and to render a verdict based on conscience, dates
from before the writing of our Constitution, in cases such as those of
William Penn and Peter Zenger. Should this right ever be suppressed,
the people will retain the right to resist, having an unalienable right
to veto or nullify bad and oppressive laws, and in fact then would be
morally compelled to do so."

"Jurors, as the representatives of
the people, hold no personal agenda during any trial and most certainly
not the government’s agenda. Let us not forget that the prosecutors,
judges, arresting officers—and the forensic investigators in most—cases
are all a part of and receive their paychecks from government, with
personal power bases to build and personal careers to protect through
the “productivity” of successful prosecutions resulting in convictions.
Jurors have no such stake in the outcome, and are, in fact, the only
truly objective individuals in the courtroom."
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Re: The Fourth Branch of Government

Post by greendragon on Wed 25 Feb 2009, 12:01 am

This is really important!
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