reply to post by kozmo
Inform the masses kozmo.
If legislation is passed that counters the Constitution, that legislation is color of law. It has only the appearance of law. Therefore unlawful or
For those out there, the last bastion of your freedoms are protected in one place and one place alone, in the jury of your peers. Why do you think
that the government is attempting to remove that right?
John Adams said of jury nullification, "It is not only [the juror's] right, but his duty...to find the verdict according to his own best
understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court." John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme
Court, said "The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy."
The right to a trial of a jury of your peers. Remember that! They have the RIGHT to know the law, if a judge EVER states in a case that jury
nullification is not to be discussed, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE DEFENDANT NOT GUILTY! The judge, in this instance, would be LYING!
4th-The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
5th-No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in
cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject
for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
6th-In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where
in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of
the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
The bold part of the 6th I am currently writing a thread on. The Church of Justice and the Priests of the BAR.
Notice that it DOES NOT say represented by, it states plainly Assistance of Council. This is because YOU are supposed to KNOW the law. Remember that,
if you do not know the law, who is going to protect you?
7th-In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact
tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
8th-Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Now, this one here has been shat upon by SO many courts. Let us say you are charged with a crime. Being poor, the court orders a outrageous bail that
the prince of Brunei could not cover, is this LAWFUL? Also, you are afforded a speedy trial, does that mean they will get you a trial say 18 months
from the date of arrest? While you sit in the hooscow for 1/50 of your life? Is that JUSTICE?
This amendment here, IMO, means that the court cannot impose a bail that YOU CANNOT meet. Let us say you are worth only 10k. This should be the
maximum bail set. Otherwise, the "justice" system can lock you up for a crime you are only accused of, WITHOUT convicting you of a crime.
HELL, look at Lindsey Lohan, she gets a conviction of possession of coc aine (to me a non-crime, where there is no victim) yet later gets a
sentence of nothing but breaks her agreed upon probation and then gets a sentence of 90 days where she spends what, two weeks?
BUT, someone accused of a crime, gets to spend 1.5 years behind bars waiting on a damn TRIAL.
Anyway, learn the common law folks. Learn your Constitution.
Learn your damn rights!