7-27-11 AlterNet Editor's Note: Yesterday Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison and was handed a $10,000 fine for bidding on oil and gas drilling leases in an attempt to protect public lands.
"In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like." Read his words to the court.
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