Monday, July 02, 2007
Posted by Glen Whitman at 9:59 PM
I don't often champion the causes of specific individuals on this blog, but today I'm making an exception. The Chinese government has imprisoned four young people for the terrible crime of forming a group to discuss ideas of progress, prosperity, and freedom. When I hear stories like this one, I'm reminded again of why I'm happy and incredibly fortunate to live in the United States, despite the many violations of freedom that take place even here. Events like this remind us that it could be much, much worse -- and in many place, it is.