I remember this line from the movie, Primal Fear. While most of us have had some sort of courtroom experience, either as a defendant, plaintiff, juror, or just observer, how many of us feel that justice is served in a courtroom today. If you read this blog, then I doubt you see much justice in a courtroom, and that is sad to me.
One thing the federal judicial system has been attempting to eradicate is this notion of jury nullification. Especially in drug cases. Drug cases in which these very laws that have been instrumental in destroying our human rights can be shot down by the jurors.
I also have to admit I have been waiting for an opportunity to promote Ron Paul. I’ve found some dissenters, but none for reasons that point towards corruption, or towards encouraging the very type of government I am railing against with many of my fellow bloggers.
I do want to point out that in this first video, you will hear a section in which they describe how laws get passed through a very busy congress. Let us not forget how our local governments act as well. Do they uphold the Constitution, or are your local officials corrupt, inept, politically motivated in their actions, or is the government where the most incompetent come to serve. A sort of welfare system. One where those who were unable to educate themselves in our dismal education system, are now screwing up your local politics.
But I digress. Please watch these videos. If you like them, they are on YouTube. Discuss them with your friends. Think of the power this idea hands to the everyday citizen who is picked for jury duty. A duty that would be an honor to fulfill if juries had the training espoused in these videos. I leave the rest to you.
May you all enjoy your friends and family during this holiday season. Peace,
Rev. Jim Lunsford
First Cannabist Church
Let the spirit of compassion and justice for all guide all your actions.