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Monday, January 2, 2012

Keep honking, I'm reloading

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.

18 comments:

  1. Several years ago, thousands of us in my county were called to jury selection for a homicide case. The questionnaire we were told to fill out was 40 pages long! It was the most intrusive thing I'd ever seen.

    When the 2010 Census arrived, it was also very intrusive. So much so that I know our Founding Fathers would have tossed it into their bonfires.

    When government picks winners and losers, it is no longer a government of the people, by the people, or for the people. Instead, it is a government of elitists, by elitists, and for their cronies. Time for a REAL CHANGE this November. Let's all work to restore the Constitution and our Bill of Rights.

    Privacy is difficult in this age of technology, but that doesn't mean the government has the right to pick winners and losers.

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  2. Funny!! I spent the week before Christmas on a Fed case as a juror, an experiance I will not soon forget. After a week of the bad guy winning I have a better understanding of what is going on in our poor country,so very sad

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  3. That's funny. I've never been into bumper stickers, but we have a new one that reads "9mm beats 9-1-1- every time". ;-)

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  4. I got one of those, sent a nice letter stating that I refused to answer any questions and the questionaire was unconstitutional. I asked under what law did I have to answer.

    No reply.

    I just got my order to be available for Jury Duty today.

    I guess there is no law.

    have him contact me if he wants to see the letter I sent.

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  5. There was a Census taken? ;-)

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  6. I find that my membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution AND the Daughters of the Confederacy keeps me from serving on a jury.

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  7. Welcome to The World of Political Corrections....by societal manipulation.

    It's Real.

    The great equalization of our society for the subsets of minorities.

    Aren't you sick and tired of this encroaching governmental tyranny yet?

    Vote with your feet!

    Take the Gap!

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  8. My bumper sticker says "If you can read this without a silly British accent, thank a Revolutionary War Veteran" RWVA.org I wonder what they'd think of that...

    LOL.

    Xa Lynn

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  9. When I first read this I was a little put out and then I thought maybe it would be a good idea in some cases however I don't see it being used in our favor. It will be used to 'weed out' conservatives not to eliminate left wing wackos.

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  10. I have three-two on the car, one on a gas scooter.."My Other Vehicle is in Orbit","Borg Institute of Technology",and "Welcome to the Dark Side, We Have Cookies". These were gifts from different people I know.

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  11. "Annoy a Liberal" and it does..hehehe....
    Also my NRA, Endowment Life Member sticker.
    Paintedmoose

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  12. Gotta love this...They sent my Census form back! AGAIN!!! In response to the question: "Do you have any dependents?" I replied - "12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployable people, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 more in the U.S. House and Senate.… Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

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  13. I have two.....one says "Firearms, the Ultimate in Feminine Protection" insert a pic with 2 dozen pink roses and the other says "I'm an old Dame with a great aim"

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  14. Think Jury Nullification. Google it.
    Then III Percent Patriots. Read it then think about joining us!

    CIII

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  15. I have a friend who cuts vinyl... I designed my own "sticker" that says in bright red "Unplug Your Kids" with the g turned into an electrical cord. My personal favorite. :)

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  16. an Obama sticker doesn't imply that you're a homicidal maniac with a gun.

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  17. This is a stupid bumpersticker that implies you're gonna shoot someone for honking at them. It doesn't have much to do with the 2nd amendment, it's just a lame threat. As a responsible gun owner I think it's really dumb to use a gun as extension of one's stupidity/road rage. Way to go. If I see your friend I'm gonna honk at his dumb ass 'til he gets mad and doesn't shoot me, then I will laugh at him.

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