The only way YOU can do something about the people who rule youSubmitted by none on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 15:41
This came up in a thread that I was posting in and felt it was important enough to have a thread of it's own.
Despite how you may feel about who ought to be in control and/or if there should be anyone in control at all, there is only ONE way that the people who are government recognize (at least for now in most places) YOUR authority over them and 'the law'. That place is the courtroom, and the time is when you are called to serve on a jury.
While I certainly have my opinions on the validity of 'the law' and the supposed 'right' of some third party(ies) to enforce it upon other people, the fact remains that the majority of you, as well as the majority of people at large, believe in the authority of the court. It is, after all, where the people who are government make all their important declarations regarding the law. This said, there is only one remedy YOU have, and it is the most important and powerful thing YOU can do to secure YOUR OWN freedom.
Many times I have said that in order to be free, you must allow others to be free. I have heard this many times before, and have heard it attributed to so many people I'm not quite certain exactly who said it first. Regardless of it's origin though, it remains the most true statement I have heard in regard to liberty to date. In order to be free, you must allow others to be free.
So how does this tie into the courts, and YOUR authority? Easy. YOU, when called to jury service, have more power and authority than anyone else. YOU have more authority than the arresting officer, more authority than the prosecutor, more authority than any politician. YOU have the authority to declare the law unjust.
To see an example of how jury nullification works, one need look no further back in history than to the period of time in the USA when alcoholic beverages were outlawed. Now, while I most certainly don't feel that we have freedom regarding alcoholic beverages now, the principle that 'the people' can change 'the government' via jury nullification stands. During the late stages of alcohol prohibition, the courts had an increasingly difficult time seating juries that would convict those accused of alcoholic beverage 'crimes'. The government was forced to abandon its policy of waging war against it's own subjects for alcoholic beverages as a result.
Stop abdicating your responsibility for your personal liberty. Allow others to be free, Nullify bad laws by refusing to convict those brought to trial for violating them. Do the research, it's your right to be free, and the only way you can achieve it is to allow others to be free as well.
Please look up FIJA.ORG
It's the only authority you really have over your own life.