And now comes Thanksgiving! A day of love and gratitude, food, family, and friends, with few of the pressures and most of the pleasures of Christmas. Even the weather exhilarates: neither too hot nor cold as the vestiges of autumn’s glory still cheer the forests and lade our tables.
Trial by jury supposedly restrains the State by protecting innocent folks from unjust punishment. But in modern America, it actually empowers Leviathan. Exhibit A: the brouhaha over the proposed trial of five men the US government blames for 9/11.