John Stossel is at it again. Mr. Stossel wants you to believe that plaintiffs are simply people looking for something for nothing. He thinks he knows more than our Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson who once said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
Our founding fathers believed in the jury system because they knew it was the last line of defense from a tyrannical government. They never dreamed that Corporate America would be such a threat. The jury system allows 12 (in Alabama) members of the community, the conscious of the community, to decide innocence or guilt, right or wrong.
I believe in the jury system. I believe in the 7th Amendment. I believe the Founding Fathers got it right.