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Comment: You can postpone jury duty

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You can postpone jury duty

You can postpone jury duty for various reasons. At least in the state of New York you can. School, economic hardship, newborn baby, etc. Eventually though, you do need to serve.

Inconvenience is one reason why many dread jury duty, but that isn't what really gets me angry. Compromise isn't the real issue either. The real issue for me lies in the government's ability to summon me at their will, and my forced obligation, regardless of whatever else is going on in my life.

The summons process of jury duty is directly in contrast to principles of individual freedom. It is another direct blow by government to self-ownership.

Even if I have all the time in the world, I should not be forced to participate in a process I want no part of.