Libertarians are often dead stupid about a lot of things---like being in favor of open borders when the only ethnic or racial group with any meaningful level of sympathy for their cause are Euro-Americans of English or German extraction. But they also frequently unwittingly serve the cause of reaction. Here's a case in point. New Hampshire basically just passed a FIJA (fully informed jury association) law. This is a massive step forward in the campaign to desacralize the judiciary, probably the center pillar of the Cathedral. You see, there's something I doubt most of those who pushed this legislation understand about jury nullification.
It is an inherently escalative tool, leading to cycles of retaliation between the Cathedral and the unreconstructed public. What does the Cathedral do, for instance, when lots of people start getting 'not guilty' by reason of 'who...whom'? What do they do when their retaliation draws a counter-retaliation and so on? What do they do when loose cannons decide to put down an 'archbishop' and 'who...whom' nullification is used in the ensuing homicide trial?
Students of history know the answer to these questions. They're not exactly alien to our American tradition. In fact, jury nullification is mentioned indirectly in the Declaration of Independence.
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