Saturday, January 9, 2010

Our Civic Duty

I've got jury duty next week. Yes, it is a pain, but it is a civic responsibility. Jury duty is part of the democratic bulwark that holds back tyranny. I have no patience for anyone who tries to get out of it. That's why I'm ticked off at Sal Esposito from East Boston. He tried to squirm out of his duty but the jury commissioner was having none of it. Sal is going to have to show up at the courthouse like everybody else. As if being a cat was an excuse. Ridiculous. Cats make excellent jurors. They are well known for their impartiality. They are fully capable of sitting and doing nothing for hours at a time. They are good observers. And the fact that they are highly judgmental demonstrates that they are capable of judgment.

I for one say that it is about time that feline freeloaders like Sal contribute something to society.

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