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Citizenship: Called to jury duty? Do you know your rights as a citizen?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by windcatcher, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

    Apr 28, 2007
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    Our constitution gave us a foundation of law to challenge when our rights are being infringed and violated, or when enforcement of law is not conforming to 'the spirit of the law". It gave us a system of checks and balances: The judicial to judge the law and evidence that law has been broken: The legislative, made up of representatives chosen by the people and the states to write laws and manage the collective revenue belonging to the people: And the Executive Branch through which recognition and enforcement of law is carried out, and international communications are conducted. The rights of the people lie within their understanding of their rights and their ability to recognize and protest when their rights are being violated.

    When a citizen is call upon to do jury duty, he is then acting not only under his rights of exercising his citizenship in judging the evidence regarding a defendant against the prosecution of the law...... but he is also acting in a judicial capacity of judging the propriety of the law which is being enforced upon that citizen. He has the potential of being an individual but important cog in the wheel of our system of checks and balances.
    Go here for a study on this: Comments or experience sharing welcomed.