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Yay! They Worked it Out Without Me! - Livin' the Good Life

Jul. 14th, 2010

07:01 pm - Yay! They Worked it Out Without Me!

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Tonight at 6 o'clock I heard the welcome words over the phone: "YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPORT FOR JURY DUTY." Ahhh..... thank goodness!
Not that I mind serving. I find the court process quite fascinating, and I'm glad we have the court system that we do... for the few people who really need it. It's just that I have a philosophical problem with being on a jury. I don't like being involved in someone else's business like that. It's a bit annoying to me to think that some stranger needs me to decide if he's innocent or not. Heck, he already knows! Why don't people take responsibility for their mistakes and just own up? Why get me involved?
I have never needed the court process, never sued, and I don't intend to. I deal with the things that come up in my life privately, in my own way, and if I make a mistake I just admit it and try to make amends. I would not involve innocent bystanders in this process. If everyone had this attitude, most court hearings would be unnecessary. Instead, when I'm called to serve, I'm being asked to give my time, and tax money, to help settle a dispute that probably could have been dealt with outside of court... if the people involved had followed their consciences in the first place.
Just my opinion, for the record.


Date:July 16th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Problem is, many of these "mistakes" need someone to be judge over so these people can be put away and not keep hurting others.
The petty stuff though can be so ridiculous. I like the bike story in your post above!
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Date:July 16th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I know. I'm talking about "ideal world" here. It's a philosophical point. The reality is, people don't follow their consciences and we have to have trials because of it.
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