Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jury Duty!!!

Hello friends!

Do you see the green card? A lot of folks don't like receiving them because of the message contained therein:

"You have been selected to serve as a Civil juror by the Rapides Parish Jury Commission. You are summoned to appear at the Rapides Parish Courthouse, Alexandria, LA, on the date and time indicated on the reverse side. FAIL NOT UNDER PENALTY OF LAW"

Now a lot of folks don't like this green card because it means your life is about to be disrupted. But I guess I'm odd. (You didn't need this blog post to tell you that, now did you?!) I super excited about jury duty!

Ever since my high school civics class I've been fascinated by government. And believe it or not, I've longed for the opportunity to participate on a jury! To me it's one of the bedrocks of our free society, ranking right up there with the sacred right to vote.

Two weeks from today we have the opportunity to help shape the future of our nation. And today I'm sitting in the courtroom, hoping my name gets called. It's a small price to pay to live in a country of such freedom and opportunity!

See you on the other side!

Sent from my Treo(r) smartphone


John said...

Hello Bro. Nathan,
We have somthing in common. I always wanted to be on jury duty also but never have. Hopefully one day I will be selected. lol
John Fruge

NathanMartin said...

Hey John! Thanks for commenting! Unfortunately we still have something in common - we both still have never served on a jury! I wasn't selected, but I enjoyed the process. I'll post about it soon. Thanks again for your comment!