Report from the Front

by Jonah Goldberg

I liked this e-mail, from a reader:

Although in the hypothetical I’m no fan of government workers, in practice I always just see people as people.

However – every single clerk in the jury center – for days – dismissed jurors with words to the effect of “You don’t have to go back to work folks.  This slip is not time-stamped and is good for the whole day off!”

Hundreds and hundreds of dismissed jurors were sent off with these words of wisdom.Must be tens of thousands over the course of a year.

I thought it a unique example of government mentality evangelizing the citizenry at large.