"Trial by jury is the lamp that shows that freedom lives."
--*Lord Devlin, lawyer and High Court judge.
As we plainly find with current global government officials and operatives, America's legal lamp has been snuffed out by certain infiltrators...
This from StormCloudsGathering:
Risk v Caution
As you know, America was founded when judge and critic Saturn, planet of law, government, and business, was exalted in diplomatic Libra, sign of the Balancing Scales of Justice. Posited in our nation's 10th house of Public Status and Reputation (in the July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT or thereabouts chart with Sagittarius rising), our Saturn contains the unfortunate 'fall from grace' flaw due to its 10th house position. This fall can be mitigated, however, if the person or entity deals in a timely manner with Saturnian issues such as: authenticity, honesty, reality, authority, responsibility, maturity, stability, etc.--if the US government diligently minds its lessons correctly which it does not. Not in law, government, or business.
Recognizing one's boundaries should be part of the Saturnian picture as well yet our so-called Manifest Destiny policy was designed to completely ignore that principle--and the invasion tendency was deeply infused with steroids by the Bush-Cheney preemptive war doctrine in total opposition to our nation's former principles.
As an obvious example of the 'fall from grace' phenomenon, Richard Nixon was born with Saturn in 10th house and you know how he abused authority, acted as if 'above the law' (like America!), and thus doomed his own presidency and reputation.
Now what if we progress the US natal chart to see where Saturn is in the Zodiac now? No longer in Libra, SP Saturn is now in Mars-Pluto-ruled Scorpio, a harsher placement by far. By progression, US Saturn turned retrograde in 1996 during the assault on the authority of the presidency of Bill Clinton who played his own role in sullying our exalted Saturn via lying under oath, enabling the GOP impeachment theater (thus weakening and making a mockery of the impeachment process), sex acts out-of-bounds of marriage, ordering the FBI to strong-arm at Waco, and other such abusive mishaps whether consciously intended or not.
But perhaps one of the more Saturn-in-10th-house events during Clinton's 8 years was the signing of NAFTA which, along with current trade pacts, weakens if not dissolves entirely the sovereignty of the United States of America. And our boundary-guarding Saturn in Libra can be no cheerleader for our loss of sovereignty at all.
*Curiously, Lord Devlin shares his natal Sun Sag-Moon Sco personality blend with Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society. See Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey.