Plea Bargains and the Right to a Trial by Jury

Because of the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, anyone accused of a crime is entitled to a trial by jury. To whit:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to…a public trial, by an impartial jury of the…district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”

Nowadays, that right is denied to 98% of the people facing criminal charges. Why?

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Supreme Court Justices are Behaving Badly

Contrary to the notion that Supreme Court Justices are appointed for Life, the truth is that the Constitution indicates that they shall hold office during times of good behavior.

The question that needs to be asked is what constitutes bad behavior and who determines if the Justices on the Supreme Court are doing their job satisfactorily?

Justices that demonstrate their competency are ones making judgments that are aligned with the Constitution. When Justices deviate from the Constitution and make decisions that expand the power of the Congress and the President they are reveal their bad behavior.

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Royal Proclamations and Executive Orders

Our Founding Fathers went to war to stop the tyrant King George III. The King had issued a series of Royal Decrees or Proclamations without receiving the consent of the people. The Colonists knew that the King was violating their rights and that the King was going to continue to do so as long as they remained silent.

After petitioning the King for many years for a redress of their grievances, the people finally decided to take action.

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, it was their intent to prevent the president from abusing their rights like the King had done. They prohibited him from creating his own laws by granting to Congress ALL legislative powers. Congress has allowed the presidents to circumvent the Constitution by allowing him to make his own laws without the consent of people.

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The Doctrine of Equal Footing of the States

The Doctrine of the Equality of States, (also called Equal Footing), is based on Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which says:

“New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.”

Additionally, since the admission of Tennessee in 1796, Congress has included in each State’s act of admission a clause providing that the State enters the Union “on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever.”

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