Tim DeChristopher Sentenced

by jdavidcharles

We will not be intimidatedWe will not sit idly by as our government uses Tim DeChristopher as an example to deter other activists. We will not compromise when it comes to defending our right to a healthy and just world.”

Yesterday, Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to two years in prison, being guilty on two counts of felony for non-violent, civil disobedience of an illegal auction of Utah national park land to oil and gas companies. If you didn’t catch that, yes, it was an illegal auction.

For those of you who haven’t been following Tim’s story, you can read up on it more here. A good summation of the sentencing can be found over at GreenIsTheNewRed here.

Tim’s address to the court and judge can be found here. It feels appropriate to end with an excerpt:

“If the government is going to refuse to step up to that responsibility to defend a livable future, I believe that creates a moral imperative for me and other citizens.  My future, and the future of everyone I care about, is being traded for short term profits.  I take that very personally.  Until our leaders take seriously their responsibility to pass on a healthy and just world to the next generation, I will continue this fight.”