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Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

Paulus Textor Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 10:21 AM
Very few do. And who can blame them? Most of them are working more than full time, trying to stay solvent in the Obama/Bush economy. Term limits is a good idea, if it forces politicians to look at so-called "public service" as a short-term career, after which they have to make a living in the private sector. Ten years in Congress is more than enough; limit the House to two terms, and the Senate to one. Then, get back to the real world.

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, 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...