Section 1: A Handbook for Jurors
The Citizens Rule Book claims that citizens are “above the law” and may nullify any law which is unconstitutional. It says that a citizen’s power comes directly from God, therefore jurors are not beholden to decisions made by judges or other government agents. According to the book, “each JUROR has MORE POWER than the President, all of Congress, and all of the judges combined!”
By issuing a verdict of “not guilty”, even against the wishes of all other jurors, a single juror may “hang” a trial, resulting in a mistrial. The Rule Book advocates the use of this tactic to overturn cases in which a person is guilty of a crime, but the law in question is unconstitutional.
This section also says that the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights are based on the Biblical Ten Commandments. In contrast, “many of the planks of the Communist Manifesto are now represented by law in the U.S.”