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Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

"...when did fragility in a man become a virtue that is supposed to arouse our sympathy..." We do not admire his fragility. We admire his creativity and his genius. We regret his fragility and instability, we decry the injustices that led him to suicide. Yes, those injustices likely would not have been fatal against a stable person. But they are still unjust, they are still wrong, and the larger problems of which they are an example, a symptom, are no less real.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 12:06 PM
I granted the argument about the injustices inherent in the current state of things.

I question the choice of a "poster child" case and especially the choice to play on our emotions by the use of emotionally provocative terminology whereby a serious character flaw in the victim's personality is touted as a reason to give his case extra consideration.

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...