I have been unemployed since 2007 when I had to leave my job due to addiction. Prior to that I incurred two felonies. Apparently, one has to be rich to get a second chance. Can you figure out what is wrong with that last sentence? It’s no one’s fault but my own.
However, I am trying to get by working for cash (yes, I know that’s not politically correct), most recently securing a job with Uber as an Independent Contractor and qualifying for a car loan. Now I am in receipt of a Summons for Jury Service. I understand that is my obligation as a citizen, but I am not your average citizen.
I live in a garage. I have been classified as homeless by the Department of Public Social Services. For the past ten years I have applied for jobs with no response. I finally secure a job that fits my schedule and has enough flexibility to accommodate my multiple health issues and now the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles does not recognize my struggle as a legitimate excuse, compelling me to serve.
I work to live. I don’t have the luxury of being paid for my jury time. As things stand now, I will incur penalties because every penny I make goes back out to my job in gas, car washes, toilet expenses, living expenses, etc. My point is that I am trying to improve my situation, yet our government wants to keep me down. I am tempted to ignore the Superior Court because I anticipate losing my car, which will result in me losing my job and you can’t get blood ($1500.00 fine) out of a turnip.
People question my disrespect of our government, which will now include sitting for the national anthem a la Kapernick until there is a flat tax for every single American, rich or poor; non citizens are not eligible for benefits, ALL communication in the USA are conducted in English; and term limits are imposed for congress and the house.
I don’t know what you can do for me and I am highly doubtful that you even care, but I would love to see your response, which will be posted on my blog for all to see.