President’s Day (the third Monday each February)
presents a secret way for everyone to be President for a day!
The secret is that juries can veto acts of Congress
-just as the President can. It’s known as a jury veto, jury nullification
or jury pardon. It is related to the "Fully informed Jury Amendment."
To learn more visit http://rexcurry.net/fija.html
Being a juror is like being President for a day,
because juror’s can veto the criminal laws of congress, and can grant any
defendant a pardon, like the president can!
Every juror is more powerful than the president,
because Congress can override the president’s veto, but Congress can’t override
a jury veto. The defendant goes free.
It’s like telling your congressman to go jump in a lake.
Even if a jury thinks a defendant is factually guilty,
they can declare the defendant not guilty, and they won’t be questioned
about it, and the “not guilty” verdict won’t be overturned. It’s
a way that juries fight antidisestablishmentarianism.
It is a way to stop the growth of the record the
2 million people in prison
There are only two normal ways that any person can
restrict the government: elections and jury duty. By voting at the
ballot box, or by voting on a jury.
The reason that jury nullification is secret is
because it isn’t mentioned in the government schools, in the mainstream
media, and definitely not on your local TV. And the judges
won’t tell the jurors, and the judges won’t let the defense attorneys tell
the jurors either. So people on the jury don’t realize that they
each have the power to veto criminal laws and acquit.
Jurors don't realize that they can be president
for a day, every day.
for more ideas on liberty see http://rexcurry.net
28 October 2008
Editor, Washington Post
1150 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20071
We're supposed to be inspired by your report of high-school kids becoming
politically active - working, in one case, for the Obama campaign, and in
another for the McCain campaign ("Too Young to Vote, But Electing to Care,"
I'm not inspired; I'm saddened. Why applaud young people who are
attracted to the opportunistic compromises, platitudes, distortions, and
exaggerations of party politics? These kids either lack the maturity
to understand that party politics is chiefly about winning office (rather
than about pursuing truth and justice), or they DO understand this fact.
In neither case is this juvenile political involvement admirable.
Donald J. Boudreaux
Chairman, Department of Economics
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030