Thomas Jefferson wrote in a July 11, 1789 letter to Thomas Paine,
“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
The jury has a dual responsibility – to judge the LAW as well as the facts in the case. This dual role is critical in order for the citizens to defend our Constitutional Republic. It is essential that all Americans have a foundational understanding of the role, power, and independence of the jury as a check on government.
The duty of the jury is to judge the law and the facts in order to defend our Constitutional Republic, yet Americans have been taught that the jury serves a radically different purpose. Most modern Americans believe that the jury’s duty is to follow the particular instructions of a judge and evaluate “justice” for a plaintiff or defendant in light of the manipulated presentation of evidence in the courtroom. This erroneous view is actually destructive to the very justice for which the role of the jury was established.
What: A course on the duty and purpose of the American jury. There is no course scheduled for 2020. This course will be scheduled if and when sufficient interest exists. Please contact the course facilitators if you are interested.
When: The date is not yet determined.
Cost: To be determined.
Where: Covenant Reformed Church will be the host location.
5115 Oak Grove Road Suite B, Evansville, IN 47715.
Same Building as Rieckens Foot Comfort World
Who: David Christmas is course facilitator. Evansville Real (Web) Radio is promoter.
Why: Understand that the jury can protect against unjust laws.