A Question Of Justiceby Doug Mataconis
Quite honestly, I’d never thought I’d mention the name Paris Hilton in a post at The Liberty Papers, but this post by Lew Rockwell just makes no sense to me at all:
How many Americans are actually proud of our record as the world’s incarceration champions? The envy and hate on display in the anti-Paris Hilton hysteria is quite something. I wonder: how many would love to see her sentenced to years in a government prison, or tortured in the arena, for a victimless crime? Maybe FOX can do a reality show. The host can be the Rev’d Al Sharpton, “once again our country’s moral arbiter,” in the words of Chris Matthews tonight.
Umm, okay. This isn’t about class envy. It’s about a woman who was convicted of a crime and had her license to drive suspended. During that suspension she was photographed and filmed on repeated occasions driving an automobile notwithstanding the fact that shouldn’t be doing so.
She broke the law. The judge sentenced her to jail. She cried like a baby until the Sheriff released her.
Explain to me precisely how this is something a libertarian should care about ?