VOTE AGAINST THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON THE BALLOT TODAY!
An attempt is afoot to change our state’s constitution for the worse. A trial by jury is a long-honored and constitutionally protected right that is about to be diminished. This mistake was made at the federal level some decades ago, and has resulted in a 900% increase in our prison population and the elimination of trials by jury in 96% of those cases.
There is little reason to expect a different outcome at the state level if citizens can be pressured into waving this right, as is now common in federal cases. As Albert Einstein once said, “True madness is the expectation that the same people doing the same thing can possibly produce a different outcome.”
There will be a winner- the prison industry; and there will be a loser- the North Carolina taxpayer.
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.