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...We need a strong base of organizational leaders. Smart, young people who feel the same way about the situation, and can set some very simple, but radical changes to enact within our country. Building off of the Constitution in its original form, before modern politicians started wiping their asses with it. This group needs to be the driving force of motivation behind a revolt, and has to be able to maintain morale in the face of almost ABSOLUTE ADVERSITY....
Informed jury amendments have been filed as an initiative in seven states and legislation has been introduced in the Alaska state legislature....
Today, the constitutions of only two states -- Maryland and Indiana -- clearly declare the nullification right, although two others -- Georgia and Oregon -- refer to it obliquely. The informed jury movement would like all states to require that judges instruct juries on their power to serve, in effect, as the final legislature of the land concerning the law in a particular case....
Those who have endorsed the right of a jury to judge both the law and the facts include Chief Justice John Jay, Samuel Chase, Dean Roscoe Pound, Learned Hand and Oliver Wendell Holmes. According to the Yale Law Journal in 1964, during the first third of the 19th century judges did inform juries of the right, forcing lawyers to argue "the law -- its interpretation and validity -- to the jury." By the latter part of the century, however, judges and state law were increasingly moving against nullification. In 1895 the US Supreme Court upheld the principle but ruled that juries were not to be informed of it by defense attorneys, nor were judges required to tell them about it... prorev.com...
While bank bailouts fatten Wall Street, states continue to battle the credit crisis. In the search for innovative solutions, some political candidates are proposing that states generate their own credit by setting up their own banks.
D.C. limits residential protests
There will be no more late-night or masked protests around D.C.'s residential neighborhoods.
The nation's capital, which faces a unique challenge in managing protests, has passed a bill designed to protect the privacy of District residents. The American Civil Liberties Union has already expressed concerns about how the move affects First Amendment rights.
Georgetown's The Hoya reports:
The law was introduced by Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh and specifically addresses protests held outside of residences at all hours of the day. It prohibits protesters from wearing masks, requires protesters to give police at least two hours notice of peaceful, maskless protests and makes it a crime for people to protest between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
I stand firm on the belief that an organized march to DC is the best way to spring board other Americans into action at the state and local levels.
Health care law's massive, hidden tax change
...Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.
The stealth change radically alters the nature of 1099s and means businesses will have to issue millions of new tax documents each year.
Right now, the IRS Form 1099 is used to document income for individual workers other than wages and salaries...
Small firms: (under 500 people)
• Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
• Employ half of all private sector employees.
• Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.
• Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP.
• Hire 43 percent of high tech workers (scientists, engi-
neers, computer programmers, and others).
• Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
• Made up 97.5 percent of all identified exporters and pro-
duced 31 percent of export value in FY 2008.
• Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large
Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
What I don't like about America is that many American women are starting to behave like men and men are emasculated by American society. That's my impression about the United States.