There is a massive complicity in America today between the corporations that fund elections and the officeholders they elect. Actions like Tim’s are aimed at disrupting that complicity. For our children, for our country and for the world, we should honor his courage and self-sacrifice and pledge to follow in his footsteps, each in our own way.
Tim DeChristopher’s courageous bid to save our world
In disrupting a federal auction of oil and gas leases, Tim DeChristopher became a hero, but he now faces as many as 10 years in prison.
At his trial, Tim was prevented from explaining the ethical and moral motivation for his acts to the jury. It is appalling that both the judge and the government’s prosecution team have pursued Tim’s civil disobedience trial as if he were a simple criminal who broke the law without reason or conscience. Doing so deprived him of the opportunity to sway the jury with the moral force of his motive.
Phi Beta Iota: This is the same Department of “Justice” claims the right to lie to the Courts whenever it feels the need to do so. We are particularly appalled at the fact that in this instance the Courts conspired with the Executive in this case to deprive the accused of full access to the jury, which has the right to not only vacate the charges, but void the law under which the accused is being charged.