The United States is powerless to enforce its laws without consent of the people

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The government is powerless to enforce its laws without consent of the people. Surely just about everyone has heard that statement in one form other another. What exactly does it mean?

When someone serves on a jury we have a right to whether to enforce the law, or not enforce the law. This is called jury nullification. The government is powerless to enforce its laws without the consent of the people. When serving on a jury and agreeing to enforce the laws, you consent.

Rather than instructing a jury of its full legal rights, judges will lie to the jury and tell them they "have" to follow the law. This is a flat out lie told by judges to the jury. Juries are not required to follow the law.

When a juror serves on a jury, not only should the juror decide the quilt or innocence of accused, but the juror should also decide if the law is a just and upright law. We have no duty to enforce an immoral law. Nor are we a blind servant of the government. To be a free people we must be free to make our own decisions when serving on a jury.
 
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