Jury Duty

I’m a bit late posting today because I had jury duty.  After watching a short video on the glories of jury duty, they released me – no jury necessary today.  And while I wanted to be a cynic about the whole thing, I couldn’t.  The fact is, a lot of countries (most?) don’t have juries of one’s peers.  In fact, in some countries I’ve lived in, the state won’t prosecute a case unless the victim or victim’s family demands they do so.  This is kind of a problem in the cases of honor killings, when the victim’s family killed the victim.  There are other problems with this system too, which I won’t belabor.  Long story short: in spite of all my grumblings, the American legal system is pretty awesome.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to Jury Duty

  1. jshalda says:

    I found JD fascinating even though the defense didn’t want me! However flawed some may find it, i certainly believe its the best system on the planet!

    Sent from my iPhone

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