Ron & Barbie,
I have to tell you this story. It is the absolute truth, and it happened in front of a witness to prove it.
As you know, I sent a letter to the editor of my local newspaper concerning J.A.I.L. this past week (it absolutely blasted corrupt judges, and called for legislation in Virginia patterned after J.A.I.L). Well, today they printed my letter to the editor! I was doing a painting job for a gentlemen today, and when I arrived at his house this morning, he met me with a smile and said "I read your letter in the editorial section today. It was very interesting."
Then he said to me "Do you know what I do for a living?" I replied that I didn't, and then he said it: "I'm a judge." I thought he was kidding, but it turns out he wasn't kidding. Talk about walking into it! He said my letter to the editor was a good letter, and if more people would actually care about the issue, that the judiciary as a whole would shape up. He acknowledged that the reason the judiciary was in the shape it was in was that people just didn't care. I think the people do care, but they're terrified to do anything about it. I could tell that the concept of J.A.I.L. made him nervous.
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