Writes Professor Harry Binswanger on the government’s assault on Martha Stewart: 

“Martha Stewart is being attacked out of hatred of the good for being the good. She is being made an example of–which is the utilitarian theory of justice–because she is ‘too perfect.’ Note that she was not charged with insider trading–the government doesn’t have evidence to support that. Nor is she being charged with perjury: she made no testimony under oath. Essentially, she is being charged with protesting her innocence! Such protests, the government claims, is “stock manipulation.” They claim that proclaiming her innocence constituted wrongly trying to keep her own stock in her own company from falling–by denying the unprovable government assertions!” [June 10, 2003, HBL]

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