September 25th - by Marlon Covell
We need to teach our children what power they possess to resist the tyranny we are seeing exercised by the Judicial branch of our government. We have allowed our current Judges to never inform We The People who sit on juries, of the. I think it would be in our best interest and those of our children, to read what some of our Founding Fathers had to say about the power of the jury in the context of the jury trial below as printed by the West Virginia Association For Justice.
The Trial That Sparked the American Revolution Most Americans don’t realize that a trial first ignited the fire that became the American Revolution. John Peter Zenger was the publisher of the New York Weekly Journal. In 1734, the newspaper published a column that criticized Royal Governor William Crosby for removing Justice Lewis Morris from the bench. Outraged, Crosby had Zenger arrested and imprisoned for seditious libel. In 1735, Zenger was tried before a jury of his peers. The jury found Zenger not guilty because he had printed the truth.
Below are a few quotes from some of the men who risked their lives, the lives of their families, and all of their wealth, who disagreed on the Powers that the Federal Government should have, but all agreed on the right to a trial by Jury. A Right that is being denied today in some very high-profile cases which hopefully will be decided soon by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The juries are our judges of all facts and law when they choose it.-Thomas Jefferson
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 instruction of the court. -James Madison
Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction . . . if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong. - Alexander Hamilton
I will let the BIG GUY, the original Founding Father have the last word--
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6 NKJV
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