tim_lebsack, a.k.a. That Damn Libertarian

Jury duty is a specialized form of militia duty, as as the duty to testify in court. They may all be compelled, for the general public good. That is not “servitude” as that term was understood by the framers of the 13th Amendment, who used the term only to mean servitude for the personal benefit of a private party, not for the benefit of the public as a whole.

All these duties are the duties of a public official: Militia, jurors, and witnesses are all under oath to perform the duties of those offices. As with any public office, and unlike taxation, it is not subject to the rule of uniformity. Candidates may be screened for fitness to perform the duties of the office. The use of lists like election rolls or drivers licenses is just a workaround for the fact that we no longer keep comprehensive militia rolls. That is the prescribed method, so the way to avoid disparate impact would be to revive militia rolls.

So, yes, it is constitutional.

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Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and only surviving family member, revisiting the attic, May 3rd, 1960

historicaltimes:

Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and only surviving family member, revisiting the attic, May 3rd, 1960

thaddeus-maximus:

evanj2014:

flyfella:

leviathans-in-the-tardis:

me-myself-and-will:

carrot0nesie:

ladies and gentlemen, the american education system

My school apparently ran out of toilet paper a few weeks ago and my Spanish teacher was telling the girls to keep a roll in their purses and the guys to keep a roll in our backpacks. North American Education system.

this is basically any public school in the world tbh

bet the football teams have new equiptment though

Whoop there it is

Bingo. It ain’t funding, it’s mismanagement.

Children have the schools that their parents provide.

thaddeus-maximus:

evanj2014:

flyfella:

leviathans-in-the-tardis:

me-myself-and-will:

carrot0nesie:

ladies and gentlemen, the american education system

My school apparently ran out of toilet paper a few weeks ago and my Spanish teacher was telling the girls to keep a roll in their purses and the guys to keep a roll in our backpacks. North American Education system.

this is basically any public school in the world tbh

bet the football teams have new equiptment though

Whoop there it is

Bingo. It ain’t funding, it’s mismanagement.

Children have the schools that their parents provide.

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