"Why do we love this trial by jury? Because it prevents the hand of oppression from cutting you off ... This gives me comfort—that, as long as I have existence, my neighbors will protect me."
by:
Patrick Henry
(1736-1799) US Founding Father
Source:
3 J. Elliot, The Debates In The Several States Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution 545, 546 (1901).
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That I could comment on this multiple times with a rating innumerably higher than 5 stars; with the caveat: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (John Adams) And, speaking of our day ". . . the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: . . . and the base against the honorable" (Isaiah 3:5)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    And juries need to exercise their power to nullify a judge's ruling when it is does not suit a justice based society.
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    To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them (Chinua Achebe).
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    My weapon is words.
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