Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Martha Stewart: Everybody's favorite felon
I don't know. All this talk of "overzealous prosecution" seems to ignore one thing - it took a jury of 12 average smucks to convict her. No matter what, she is a convicted felon and there is something unseemly about turning her into a public hero of sorts.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address