I thought it was funny that when Wesley Snipes received his sentence today he offered the court $5 million in checks to the IRS for his back taxes. Now where was the money before all this went down? He was so adamant before about not paying them based on his principles and beliefs but now he's changed his mind.
You don't just change your core beliefs, values, and principles--if you really and truly believe in them them--because you're afraid to defend them. I mean uh--what's the point of principles if you don't stand behind them and defend them when they are challenged?
I'm thrilled that Judge Hodges gave him this sentence. The Judge is a good man, he did the right thing. Of course, I'm slightly biased because he's the dad of a good friend of mine, but that's neither here nor there. The Judge is a decent and respectable man who takes his job seriously and he is not the kind of man to be swayed by celebrities. I am really glad he handed down this sentence because it's time to send the message that being rich and famous and having two dozen rich and famous character witnesses doesn't make you exempt from the law.
Now we'll see just how much time Wesley really serves!