Rights & Responsibilities

This week marks a midterm election. I think I’ve voted in every midterm and primary election since I was old enough to do so. Ironically, this week as I once again exercise my right to vote, I will also be fulfilling my civic duty with jury duty. I’ve never had jury duty before, even with all my years as an active voter. I’m not particularly excited, but there is some level of comfort in knowledge that this is how the system works, despite any discouragement I may feel about the current political climate. Maybe I’m just an optimist. Or perhaps these little actions of voting and fulfilling duties add up to the bigger picture. A bigger picture of a system designed to provide rights to its citizens. The right to vote and the right to a trial by a jury of peers. I’ll take that hope.

Oh, and don’t forget to vote!