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Is Ross Ulbricht a Libertarian Hero?

•, By Jeff Deist

This follows his conviction in February for typically dubious (nowhere in the Constitution) federal crimes including conspiracy, money laundering, and the circular "engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise."

His sentence, which appears unduly sadistic even by today's standards, was handed down with a lecture from Judge Katherine B. Forrest:

"[What] is clear is that you were captain of the ship as Dread Pirate Roberts and you made your own law. It was your opus, and you wanted it to be your legacy." "What you did was unprecedented," she told Ulbricht,"and in breaking that ground as the first person he had to be punished accordingly."

"You are no better a person than any other drug dealer."

Too bad he wasn't sentenced like any other drug dealer.