America's #1 Problem: Our Justice System Has Been Hijacked by DECEPTION! (Re-Edit)Submitted by vinceableworld on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 13:32
DP note: I am consolidating some of my more important posts on AmericanHeroFund and also have done some editing and re-organizing of my thoughts. You may like them better the second time around :)
Think about this for a minute. When you have a question about law, what does everyone tell you to do? Do they refer you to a particular book? Do they refer you to the constitution(s)?
Or do they tell you to go ask an Attorney (aka BAR member)?
Constitution's 6th Amendment (perhaps the most important one save for the 2nd): In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Where in this amendment does it say "licensed attorney?" What it says in my interpretation is that if you want to have Joe SixPack come down and speak on your behalf or assist you in learning the law regarding your defense, there is no law which says that he cannot do so.
Money from the people -> Attorneys -> Lobbyists -> Legislation -> More rights go poof. If you look real carefully there is a certain point in that equation where the people have ALL the power.
Any new life possible for this post on the re-edit? Thx in advance :)