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Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

Welcome to the Machine, Mr. Schlichter, This is nothing new, it's just that in recent times more and more people like yourself are running afoul of it. I went to college in NY State in the 1970s under the draconian Rockefeller-era drug laws, when a Police Officer could spend his off-duty weekend stinking drunk and come Monday morning throw me in jail for decades because I smoked a flower. I am glad you wrote this column.

If you think a twenty-something ought to be tossed in federal prison for 35 years because he tried to download some musty academic journal articles without permission, you are a lot things, but a conservative is not one of them.

You might be relieved to know that Aaron Swartz, one of the internet geniuses behind RSS and Reddit.com, will not be imprisoned for a third of a century. Unfortunately, that’s because the fragile young man hanged himself after the United States attorney prosecuting the case generously offered him the alternative of pleading guilty to a felony, paying a crippling fine...