Here’s an interesting development.
A friend just received a jury summons for a U.S. District court. The summons came with a questionnaire to see if he would be considered qualified to sit on a jury for a federal court case. The questionnaire included a startling question, namely:
Do you display bumper stickers on your vehicle, and if so, what are they?
It just so happens our friend does have a bumper sticker on his truck, to wit:
Keep honking, I’m reloading.
Har dee har, very funny, right? Somehow I think he's not going to be called for jury duty.
This made Don and I wonder... what would happen if someone said they have a pro-Obama bumper sticker on their vehicle? We suspect it would not disqualify them for serving on a U.S. District Court jury. But support the Second Amendment? Whoo baby, can’t have domestic terrorists serving as jurors!
What this also means, we decided, was if our friend ever (God forbid) had to appear in court as a defendant, he would be judged by “peers” who think nothing like him.
Just something to think about as we enter the new year.