Knowing will not only empower you, but also disturb you. Judges and prosecutors are wary of the common excuses. Who knew that court turned so many people into racists, caused people to forget the English language and trigger sudden terminal illness! Once you’ve been picked to serve on a jury and the trial is about to commence, the judge informs the jury of its duty. Duty – singular.1) The jury must decide the facts of the case.It should actually be duties though – plural.2) The jury must decide on the law in question.Judges do not inform juries of their 2nd responsibility and if you come into court for the voir dire process aware of it – you will be dismissed from the court.
A jurors right to veto the law is probably the best kept secrete of the court system and is what separates democracies from republics. It’s also grants the juror, to quote the Citizens Rule Book,
”MORE POWER than the President, all of Congress, and all of the judges combined!”
If you know anything about government, you’d know it isn’t in the governments interest for you to know, to be aware, that you are more powerful than it. Jury nullification strips from government its illusion of omnipresent authority. Our trial by jury, aside from maybe the 2nd Amendment, is our greatest protection against tyrannical government.
But how? What does it mean exactly to “decide the law”?
A juror has the same authority as a Supreme Court Judge to decide the Constitutionality of the law. Not all laws are legal and no level of government has the authority to create any law it pleases. Let’s say a man is being prosecuted on federal charges of selling marijuana. There’s video of him doing it, he admits to it on the stand, he’s written and signed a confession. Despite the evidence against him, which clearly shows he did in fact sell marijuana, is the law he’s bring prosecuted for legal? It is fair? Think about it ethically, is it possible to commit a crime in which no one or their property was harmed? Here we have a transaction that took place between two competent, consenting adults. No different from buying a beer at your local grocery store. And where does the authority come from to allow the federal government to make such a law? If you look to the Constitution it clearly shows that the federal government does not have that type of authority.
“Congress can legislate (make law), the President or some other bureaucrat can make an order or issue regulations, and judges may instruct or make a decision, but no JUROR can ever be punished for voting “Not Guilty!” Any JUROR can, with impunity, choose to disregard the instructions of any judge or attorney in rendering his vote. If only one JUROR should vote “Not Guilty” for any reason, there is no conviction and no punishment at the end of the trial. Thus, those acting in the name of government must come before the common man to get permission to enforce a law. ”
-The Citizens Rule Book
So I dare you, next time you’re called in for jury duty, when the prosecutor is asking you qualifying questions, inform him that you are well aware of your right to veto/nullify any law. This knowledge will frighten the court, and the government will promptly dismiss you because it now knows that you know you have the right to rebuke the authority it claims to have, but in actuality doesn’t.