Author Topic: “This Is What Hope Looks Like” Tim DeChristopher  (Read 383 times)

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“This Is What Hope Looks Like” Tim DeChristopher
« on: August 19, 2011, 05:17:28 am »
This is the first I heard of Tim DeChristopher, who somehow by bidding in a public land auction for oil companies caused the federal government and the public to lose money.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/tim-dechristopher-this-is-what-hope-looks-like?fb_ref=likebutton&fb_source=home_multiline

Various tidbits.

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This is not going away. At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow. The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

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The rule of law is dependent upon a government that is willing to abide by the law. Disrespect for the rule of law begins when the government believes itself and its corporate sponsors to be above the law.

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The authority of the government exists to the degree that the rule of law reflects the higher moral code of the citizens, and throughout American history, it has been civil disobedience that has bound them together.


From his statement it appears his intent was to stop an illegal sell off of public land that would greatly profit the oil industry while destroying public land and the environment. His actions brought to light a bunch of shifty stuff. I am going to do some more reading, but from his statement I support his actions and decry his sentencing.

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Re: “This Is What Hope Looks Like” Tim DeChristopher
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 03:59:07 pm »

Idk about you Coyote, but im all for HOPE, PRINCIPLES, PATRIOTISM, LOVE, and the RULE OF THE LAW.

And so help me GOD.

Someone once said that when values stop having value, its a downward spiral towards nihilism, but nihilism is the halfway point between anachronisms and creation.