Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Blog of Independence appeals for a pardon for the “ACORN 4”

Todd (not a pseudonym) Elkins at The Blog for Independence has posted an impassioned appeal for pardoning the ACORN 4. I am proud to say that I was the first blogger to comment on his fine post, and I heartily second the motion.

He puts it very well – there is a place for Justice, yes. But sometimes Mercy is what is called for, and I think this is one of those times.

In the final analysis, what these people did was not a smart move – but they are not election-fixers. They were motivated by an $8.00 per hour wage, while canvassing door-to-door one scorching autumn afternoon. The odds that the actions of these four actually impacting the election is infinitesimally small. They did not file those registrations for the purpose of casting ballots – they filed them to make a living wage.

Todd makes the appeal much better than I can. Go visit his site and leave a comment of support. Turn his post into an online petition drive!

[Cross-posted from WTWC]

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