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I'm right. You're wrong. Anyone who disagrees with me is obviously not worthy to live on this planet anymore. Good day.
I would like to know how my comment violated your submission guidelines...please explain.
I strongly disagree with your notion that there is nothing more unconstitutional than nullification. The framers of the Constitution intended jurors to serve as a check on bad prosecutions and ineffective laws. Northern jurors helped abolish slavery by refusing to convict people "guilty" of helping slaves escape. Nullification was also a factor in ending Prohibition, which locked up people for selling liquor, and created the same violent market and drive-by shootings (Al Capone?) that we now see for other illegal drugs.
Thomas Jefferson, a framer of the Constitution and a Founding Father, is quoted as saying "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." This is not about, as you say, random clowns deciding for themselves what laws to obey; it's about standing up against un-just laws that had no right to become laws in the first place. To send a message that 'We The People' want fundamental change in our criminal justice system. THIS is how we work to change the laws that are corrupt. Elected officials do what best serves them and the people who finance their campaigns. There are those few who work for 'The People' but they are vastly overshadowed by those who don't.
You can't honestly think that the $102,930 (~$94/day) bill to incarcerate this man for 3 years, which I've read is most likely what he'll get, is the best use of our tax dollars!
I don't recognize a court system that doesn't allow a person to use WHATEVER defense they so chose. If he wanted to say that because cats and dogs don't get along, he feels he was legally within his right to rent to them...no one should be able to tell him he can't say that. That needs to be his right as a defendant...to defend himself any way he sees fit.
I love this country, but I can't stand the people who run it [into the ground]. How, in the name of whatever your believe in, is putting this man in jail making our society safer/better/more productive?!?! I am appalled at the amount of spending taking place to prosecute and incarcerate these non-violent drug offenders! Some estimates put it around $40,000/year to lock-up an inmate! Want to get this country out of debt? The government doesn't seem to with laws like this...
The only way we're going to change these un-Constitutional laws is through Jury Nullification. Although it is well within our right to use jury nullification, the mere mention of it in an open court will most likely get you a contempt change and thrown in jail. Don't be intimidated by the court system...stand up to these un-just tyrants and take this country back!
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