Saturday, May 1, 2010

Smoke Free Michigan Takes Effect Today

As this new ban takes effect, and the non-smoking people of this state support it, remember one thing, next time the law made could effect your personal property rights. This ban on smoking didn't work the last time and I'm sure it isn't going to last this time. More and more people are becoming Fully Informed Jurors, and as Jury Nullification Education spreads, these power play laws will once again go away.

 Empowering the Jury as the Fourth Branch of Government, Justice William Goodloe

Heres a time line starting in 1900, dont be surprised to see the same thing playing out today nearly 100 years later.

1901: REGULATION: Strong anti-cigarette activity in 43 of the 45 states. "Only Wyoming and Louisiana had paid no attention to the cigarette controversy, while the other forty-three states either already had anti-cigarette laws on the books or were considering new or tougher anti-cigarette laws, or were the scenes of heavy anti- cigarette activity" (Dillow, 1981:10).

1904: New York: A judge sends a woman to jail for 30 days for smoking in front of her children.

1904: New York City: A woman is arrested for smoking a cigarette in an automobile. "You can't do that on Fifth Avenue," the arresting officer says.

1907: Business owners are refusing to hire smokers. On August 8, the New York Times writes: "Business ... is doing what all the anti-cigarette specialists could not do."

1917: SMOKE FREE: Tobacco control laws have fallen, including smoking bans in numerous cities, and the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho and Tennessee.

1937: Hitler institutes laws against smoking. Hitler's Anti-Tobacco Campaign

The jurors have the power to ignore the court's instructions and bring in a not guilty verdict contrary to the law and the facts. Horning v. District of Columbia, 254 U.S. 135, 138 (1920).

Nullifying the Jury: “The Judicial Oligarchy”
Andrew J. Parmenter*

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