Dear Ross Ulbricht: The Next Ten Years
Dear Ross, I am writing this letter a day before your birthday. Just three days ago, I had my own birthday, I turned 22. That means we are ten years apart almost to the day. So, while trying to come up with something to say that will help you enjoy your birthday, I began thinking about what life will be like for me in 10 years, when I’m turning 32, just as you will do on March 27. How different will my path be from yours, and how different would it have been if you had never stood up for what you believed in and fought for economic freedom through your entrepreneurship? You have been....
This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Jeffrey Tucker. Dear Ross, Happy birthday! It’s impossible to say “hope all is well” to a great man unjustly imprisoned by the state, so I’ll just skip the pleasantries. We’ve not met, but I’ve followed your work for many years. We have a shared interest in human rights, freedom, and the beautiful anarchy of digital spaces. Starting around the same time, we both developed the conviction that this would be our future, and we were impatient for it to get here. One hundred years of a failed administrative state is more than enough.
This letter is the second in a series of open letters to Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted of being Dread Pirate Roberts, the creator of the infamous Silk Road. A few of the writers at Bitcoin.com got together and decided to start this open letter project as a way to show support for Ross and to raise awareness about his excessive prison sentence. As the Senior Editor for Bitcoin.com, I thought this idea was brilliant and felt compelled to write a letter of my own. A physical copy of this letter will be sent to Ross for him to read. Hopefully, Ross will be able to respond to this letter....
This letter to Ross Ulbricht was written by Lyn Ulbricht. Ross will spend his 32nd birthday (his third in prison) on March 27, Easter Sunday. I think of Easter as a time of hope and resurrection, and pray that this next year will be that for Ross. On one of my birthdays, when I commented on getting older, Ross said, “No big deal Mom. A birthday is just another trip around the sun.” But it is not easy, and is often crushing, to watch your early 30s pass by as you spend day upon endless day, month after month, year after year in what is virtually a cage.
I truly hope you can find some happiness on your Birthday.
What you have done gives strength to people to fight for our rights and to show the world that we cannot and should not be regulated!
You are a hero to hundreds of thousands of people if not even more!
The world is a weird place where leaders can get away with everything while others suffer for not doing anything illegal.
There are many people in history who fought and represented the same values you do, and I look at you and respect you just like those brave and amazing man.
Source: YouTube user Ross Ulbricht. An update to a story recently posted on the topic of alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. After a bail hearing on the 21st of November, the court decided to not grant Ulbricht bail. Ulbricht's lawyer, Joshua Dratel set before the court the proposition to grant $1 million bail to Ulbricht (an amount pledged by Ulbricht's family and friends). The court decided this wasn't the way to go, particularly after hearing the Manhattan federal prosecutor's case that Ulbricht would try to flee the United States before it was time for his trial. Ulbricht's family....
So my view’s quite clear. I believe cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is the first example, I believe they’re going to change the world.