posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 04:43 AM
If there is already a post concerning FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association), the I apologize and you may move or remove this.
As I understand it, this seems to be the best way, at this point, to try to get our country back from the grips of this Administration and the
excessive lawmakers of the past. After all, the jury system is in place for "the people" to keep tabs on our lawmakers and it is our RESPONSIBILITY
to question and not convict defendants, solely because the law is written. If it is a "bad" law... unfair... unconstitutional... whatever... this is
where "the people" have a direct say in the laws of the land. When enough cases concerning the same law(s) are questioned or deemed bad by the
people, then "the system" becomes aware and is forced to revise or revoke these bad laws. This was lost long ago due to blatant and intentional
omission of this information from jurors over decades of court cases. Someone needs to re-inform the people of this on a large scale... any takers? I
passed this to Glenn Beck earlier, so maybe he will take up the cause.
This applies to all those bad laws out there... and there are so damn many... but let's just take as example all the laws concerning the War on
Drugs. Most in this country know that this has been a failed war from the get-go and it is nothing but a drain on the system... court procedures,
housing the convicted, welfare for the family left behind... all a drain on the system. And so many of the 'offenders' being of the non-violent
type, incarcerated for simple possession and recreational use. We, the people, should have put a stop to this long ago thru our voices in the
courtroom as jurors. Granted, we were never told... but now you have been. Spread the word on this and let's take back our country. ** My forgotten
thought: if a trail by jury is even a "right" anymore, this is surely the only way to erase the horrible laws within the Patriot Act, which
essentially destroy our Constitution.
If I have interpreted this wrongly, I welcome correction.
[edit on 3/21/2008 by RabbitChaser]