For if you would
only examine and consider the question, what it is that gives you who serve on
juries such power and authority in all state-affairs, whether the State empanels
two hundred of you or a thousand or any other number, you would find that it is
not that you alone of the citizens are drawn up under arms, not that your
physical powers are at their best and strongest, not that you are in the
earliest prime of manhood; it is due to no cause of that sort but simply to the
strength of the laws.