Committee of Safety – Common Law Court
Unlike the common law courts that you hear about, so often, usually in a bad light — as trying to “bring justice” to government officials, the Committee of Safety — Common Law Court (CoS-CLC) is to bring balance to the patriot community.
The Division in the patriot community has, for decades, been our most serious problem. Perhaps a means to resolve those disputes that lead to division will substantially reduce the problem of division. This is the idea behind the CoS-CLC. Suppose there is a name-calling going on between two people. Others are bound to take sides; generally, it will be the side of a friend or someone who has “your ear” more than the other does.
Unfortunately, such controversy can wreak havoc in portions of the community, often resulting in the disruption, or even dissolution, of an organization.
So, just how can such a problem be avoided?
Let’s suppose that both sides to such controversy are given an equal platform to “air their grievances”. A platform that will moderate the “debate”, allow evidence to be submitted, both sides being heard, even allowing testimony from witnesses, without any prejudicial intervention. After all of the evidence is submitted, witnesses heard, and statements made, by both parties, it is turned over to a jury of 12 peers (members of the patriot community) to deliberate and come up with a verdict.
Once the verdict is presented, it will be available for all to read, along with the pertinent portions of the trial. It will remain as reference, for all who might have questions about either, or both of the parties.
The same can be held for questionable organizations or programs. All that is required is that someone file a Complaint, and the other party answer. The CoS-CLC will then begin the process for the “trial”.
All that is needed for this invaluable tool to become available for us it to have members of the community, from as diverse a sampling of Patriots as possible, from all walks of life, from all parts of the country. This is your chance to have your say, to make your voice be heard, to help rid the infighting, and to provide justice, and vindication or validation for those who have been harmed.
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You can learn more about the Court, and volunteer to serve at http://www.committee.org/Court
You can visit the Forum where you can discuss Committees of Safety or join in conversation at the Green Dragon Inn (need not be registered), or, see the Courtroom (must register), at http://www.committee.org/LibertyTree.
We need volunteers to be judges, jurors, and grand jurors.
[For more information on the Common Law Court, see Committee of Safety – Common Law Court (introduction)]