Juries are the second, fundamental participatory element of the People in Government. Juries are important because the Rule of Law, while set by Representatives of the People and enforced by an indirect Representative of the People (the President), must be administered by the People from whom its authority is derived. Judges, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Peoples’ Representatives, are not accountable to the People. Juries are the People.
Hiking photos from January 2022 across North Carolina.
Until we combat and successfully defeat these anti-indigenous issues, there’s no amount of holiday proclamations from the White House that will even begin to sooth and heal the—often violent—division between non-native Americans and indigenous, Native communities.
[…] it shall be a felony for any government official, officer or staffer of any government official, or any candidate seeking such a position of Public Trust, to, through the execution of their duties, powers, and/or official functions, knowingly and/or wilfully lie, mislead, or otherwise deceive the public; defame, slander, libel, or vilify a Person or private entity; or misrepresent the facts, data, or science of any matter over which the Office in which they serve or seek to serve has jurisdiction, influence, or regulatory authority.
President Biden announced his administration’s new, more forceful approach to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 pandemic. In the speech, the President clearly illustrated his frustration with conspiracy theories, dis- and misinformation, and political gamesmanship standing in the way of vaccine adoption and the seemingly, but not entirely, inevitable defeat of the virus.
We have, once twice again in as many weeks, suffered the national tragedy and embarrassment of another two more mass murders by domestic terrorists. But, as per usual, because these specific individuals are white males, you will not hear them labeled as such in the public discourse or in the news media, by Congressional leaders or the President. However, you’ll hear a lot about “mental health” in the coming weeks as we once again gnash our collective teeth about—and ultimately fail to act on—gun control.