Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Today I had Jury Duty. Oh Boy! I was not looking forward to it but of course it is an important part of living in a civil society. The Chief Deputy who welcomed us mentioned that he was aware that it is not fun for most people and disrupts routines, etc. but that there are troops in the field defending our way of life and that of course includes the right to a "jury of peers." There is no such thing in very very many countries. I had not really thought of it that way but he was right on the money! As it so happened they had called way too many potential jurors. Enough to fill up two courtrooms. As luck would have it, everybody in the courtroom that I was in was excused. We were done by 0830. The troops defending our freedom are not excused at 0830 and for that we owe them our gratitude.