posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 10:52 PM
Jury duty is the opposite of slavery. It's a way for citizens to directly participate in government... making them, ultimately, the people who have
the final say in the way laws are implemented.
It should be noted that our concept of a jury grew out of medieval anglo-saxon meetings wherein the 'freedmen' of an area would meet to decide legal
matters. So, in a way, jury duty is one of the roots of democracy.
As a sidenote, you're not called up for jury duty unless you are registered to vote, so I wonder if making jury duty mandatory for everyone would
increase voter registration?