Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fresh Air for Justice

FIJA - the Fully Informed Jurors Association, which I have posted on before - has just produced a new brochure that ears inspection. You can see it at FIJA.org. Here is a part of it:

Bringing Justice Back to

the Courtroom

When you are called for jury duty, you will be one of

the few people in the courtroom who wants justice,

rather than to win or to score career points. For you

to defend against corrupt politicians and their corrupt

laws, you must get on the jury. During the jury

selection, prosecutors and judges often work together

to remove honest, thinking people from juries.

When you're questioned during jury selection, just

say you don't keep track of political issues. Show an

impartial attitude. Don't let the judge and prosecutor

stack the jury by removing all the thinking, honest


Instructions and oaths are designed to bully jurors

and protect political power. Although it all sounds

very official, instructions and oaths are not legally

binding, or there would be no need for independent,

thinking jurors like you.

Bringing Conscience Back

to the Courtroom

Judges will lie to you. Your conscience is your best guide

to justice—and to right or wrong. When you are a juror,

the judge will tell you to ignore your own conscience

and obey what the judge says. That is just plain silly—

nobody gives up their own sense of right and wrong just

because some stranger in a costume says so.

Although the judge may sit behind a big desk or

wear a black robe, nothing gives any stranger—

or anyone—the right to tell you to ignore your

conscience! A judge may try to get you to follow

some corrupt laws passed by corrupt politicians who

appointed that judge.

You need to be as skeptical about what you hear

from the judge and other lawyers as you are skeptical

about anyone trying to sell a used car. Use your

conscience. Think for yourself.

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