Theses are the authoritarian words of a local politi-gangster that goes by the name of Martin Lowy, who declares himself to be “the Administrative District Judge in Dallas County.” Apparently, the “Judge” is impressed with the kidnapping techniques practiced by his totalitarian brethren in El Paso- all done to corral enough conscripts to “serve” as “jurors” in a medieval practice called “jury duty.”
It seems that Dallas County is now intending to arrest folks who dare disobey the court’s edict and show up at the court’s convenience to be enslaved as a “juror.” These slave resistors are referred to by the disparaging term, “deadbeat jurors.”
What can the free, peaceful people residing within the artificial boundaries known as “Dallas County” look forward to? Ask Marisol Campos of El Paso:
"The constables came in unmarked cars and they arrested me right outside of my house, and they took me away from my son, which was six months [old] at the time. It was terrible."
Well, isn’t that special? In order to satisfy the perverse appetite of a Texas version of Jabba the Hut, a man is literally kidnapped off the street, separating him from the young, helpless child he loves and cares for. To hell with the kid- Daddy’s got to work for da Judge!
The El Paso Gang claims, “Between fines and court costs, the county says the program pays for itself.” But isn’t that true of most government programs? They exist to shake down the public in order to enrich those who “work” in the program. It is, of course, irrelevant if the fleeced public benefits in any way.
Apparently, the powers-that-be in Dallas County are starting their new El Paso-style program with a bit more compassion- “they've quietly been calling in delinquent jurors to explain themselves to a judge.”
So now you get to enter the Judge’s hallowed chambers, prostrate yourself, beg for mercy and pledge eternal obedience in the future. You must show a commitment to the idea that your life is not your own and that your inalienable rights only exist at the convenience of the all powerful magistrate. You must passionately agree that being kidnapped off the street to serve The Judge is the highest of compliments and any personal tragedy, child neglect, income loss or misery that results is irrelevant and worth the cost. The Judge must be served!
The Holy One will sit high on his throne, in all his finery and arrogance and declare if you are worthy to be spared. He will determine if your pleas and pledges are sincere and cast judgment upon you.
Lowy works in a civil court which handles lawsuits. But I can imagine the following conversation from a colleague in a criminal court:
[Imagine Newman’s voice and delivery]
“Yes, dear slave, you will be cast into the pool of jurors to await your fate. You will eagerly await your name to be called and take your appointed seat in the jury [slave] box. There you will determine the guilt or innocence of the accused, [whether or not he has truly victimized anyone through fraud or bodily harm or property damage]. All that is relevant is that he is accused of disobeying The Law, which is always just and righteous! His guilt must be decided by you, dear slave, and your compatriots- and if found guilty, be tossed into the sea of cages with the rest of the wicked! What? Restitution? He should instead compensate his victim [if there is one]? Surely you jest, dear slave! How will I then satisfy my perverse appetite for vengeance and power? No, he will be condemned and flung into the darkness of his cell to suffer the privation deserved by one who dare contest the authority of The Law and dare challenge My Authority!”
Resistance is Mandatory