• Subject: RE: A way out of jury duty?
  • From: Terry Richardson <RichardsonT@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 10:17:57 -0500

Hear Hear!  I wonder how many of the people who complain about the state of
our government (Or government of our state) have done nothing to make their
voices heard.  Sorry for this off topic post, but felt the need to say this.


Terry Richardson
Sr. P/A
The Orvis Company, Inc.
802-362-8663


        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Evan Harris [SMTP:spanner@ihug.co.nz]
        Sent:   Friday, December 31, 1999 3:55 AM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: A way out of jury duty?

        At 21:05 30/12/1999 EST, you wrote:
        >Oh, Brad,
        >
        >In a message dated 12/30/99 5:02:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
        >bvstone@taylorcorp.com writes:
        >
        >> > First is Jury Duty.  I keep getting called for it.  But my
employer
        >>  > doesn't pay for it.  I really wish I could though.  
        >>  
        >>  Are you saying there is an easy way out of jury duty?  The only
reaons I
        >>  don't register to vote is so that I won't get called for jury
duty.  I
        >>  couldn't stand it.  I'm just that way.
        >
        >Completely off-topic, but _SHAME_ on you!!!  Many citizens "opt
out" of 
        >voting for the same reason, but that excuse is more lame than any
one that 
        >Bill Clinton ever _THOUGHT_ about coming up with.  Go spend some
time in a 
        >country where you're not _ALLOWED_ to vote -- if they don't shoot
you where 
        >you stand, you _MIGHT_ gain some appreciation for the freedoms you
have here.
        >
        >BTW, jury duty is your obligation for the freedoms you enjoy --
"getting out 
        >of it" varies from state to state.  Frankly, you should _BOTH_ be
glad that 
        >you get jury duty for free, instead of having to pay for it with
your _LIFE_ 
        >as did your forebears...
        >

        Ummm... at the risk of being taken completely the wrong way, wait
until you
        have lived in a country where you HAVE to vote - at each election
for all 3
        levels of government.

        I realise it's my reponsibility and um.. my democratic obligation,
but
        somehow when you HAVE to vote at EVERY election.. well.. isn't NOT
voting
        some kind of expression of your democratic right to display complete
        indifference to the talents asking for your vote ?

        I hate it when you have to make a choice that amounts to selecting
the
        "least worst" option

        Cheers
        Evan Harris
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