I am on jury duty this week.
I don’t understand why people gripe about this all the time and try to always get out of it. I understand it is a major inconvenience and there are times one cannot serve, but every voter should at one time or another.
I’ve been summonsed twice before, first time I had a newborn nursing baby, so I was excused. Second time I was selected as a juror but ended up in the ER that night miscarrying a baby…I was excused.
Today I had to leave my three kiddos here with Emma who is holding the fort down this week even though she is sick.
I am happy to do my part. I am an American and am given MANY rights that most people do not have and with those rights comes responsibilities.
Think about it; if you are charged with something what kind of jurors would you want? Would you want folks that don’t have anything better to do with their day? Wouldn’t you want 12 people that understood what the Constitution was about? People that took their duty as an American citizen seriously? Wouldn’t you want a juror that had some common sense and desired truth and justice?
Sure it’s an inconvenience, sure I’d rather be at home with my kids doing my daily routine, but it is because I live here, in American, here in Alabama that I have so many freedoms and with that freedom comes responsibility, a DUTY to serve.
If I am ever the one needing to be defended I want the sharpest people sitting in the juror seats, and I’d hope they were Christians!