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Trial by Jury

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Trial by Jury  

Political Power divided so as to level all political power to an equal amount commanded by almost everyone with fewer exceptions compared to absolute despotism whereby political power is concentrated into one monopoly power.



"Besides, if his laws were to be authoritative with the jury, why should John indignantly refuse, as at first he did, to grant the charter, (and finally grant it only when brought to the last extremity,) on the ground that it deprived him of all power, and left him only the name of a king? He evidently understood that the juries were to veto his laws, and paralyze his power, at discretion, by forming their own opinions as to the true character of the offences they were to try, and the laws they were to be called on to enforce; and that "the king wills and commands" was to have no weight with them contrary to their own judgments of what was intrinsically right."

Definition of democracy source:


"b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections"

When the focus of attention bears down on Trial by Jury as Trial by Jury is described by Lysander Spooner (or Patrick Henry for another example) the word means that and not anything else, as would be the case if someone confused Trial by Jury with what operates today in this former Republic.

Trial by Jury explained by Lysander Spooner is an example of democracy as explained by the Web based dictionary.

Trial by Jury as the examples that work today are examples of crime made legal since the Trial by Jury of today is nearly the opposite of what it once was when it once was an example of democracy: depending upon which version of definition is used for democracy.


If it is crime, why not call it crime?