Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence: nor is the law less stable than the fact; if an assault was made to endanger their lives, the law is clear, they had a right to kill in their own defence; if it was not so severe as to endanger their lives, yet if they were assaulted at all, struck and abused by blows of any sort, by snow-*****, oyster-shells, cinders, clubs, or sticks of any kind; this was a provocation, for which the law reduces the offence of killing, down to manslaughter, in consideration of those passions in our nature, which cannot be eradicated.
Because the evidence was unclear as to which soldiers had fired, it was better for the jury to acquit all eight defendants than mistakenly to convict one innocent man. The reason is, because it's of more importance to community, that innocence should be protected, than it is, that guilt should be punished.
The law, in all vicissitudes of government, fluctuations of the passions, or flights of enthusiasm, will preserve a steady undeviating course; it will not bend to the uncertain wishes, imaginations, and wanton tempers of men.
could you imagine what america could be like if men like the above were not the founding fathers, but men like FDR, or Al Sharpton, or Obama, or Hitler were?
Oh, that the government may be led by such a brilliant thinker, gifted orator, selfless idealist, and champion of liberty again. I certainly wish that I could compose my thoughts in such a clear and concise manner.
Okay, no major media news coverage. Oh but Detroit filing for chapter 9 is making all the headlines.
Serious all the major news channels could devote ALL their time to this city, and couldn't cover all the bullshit.
Edit* I've been in this thread since the beginning, but i like to just read and take in all the information from all the sides. I tell you, i get more useful facts that i would otherwise never see had i not been in this thread. Talk about the American persons being robbed.