Comment: Jury duty is a responsibility of citizenship

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Jury duty is a responsibility of citizenship

It is not the government coercing you, but your peers in your community. Each of us has a responsibility to be a neighbor, to self-govern. The jury is a bulwark against a singular despot or tyrannical state.

Like paying taxes to support basic community needs, you don't have a choice.

However, in times of revolution all bets are off. If we believe our government is no longer legitimate, then active resistance is required. We may be there now.

But that is not to say that the western concept of citizenship is invalid as some anarchists might argue. It is recognizing the reality of the current condition and acting accordingly until a better system of self-governance can be established.