The college cheating scandal has been in the headlines the last few days. The outrage is certainly understandable. However, I have a slightly different take. The parents were absolutely in the wrong and will need to face the consequences their action. However, nobody seems to be upset by the actions of the ringleader or those who betrayed their trust by taking bribes. I believe they are more culpable. They were motivated solely motivated by greed. The parents were trying to help their kids.
I am really upset by how the case has been handled by the justice system. Normally they go after the small fry and work their way to the top. This time they cut a deal with the ringleader. They had him wear a wire so he could entrap the parents. Going after rich people will generate more headlines.
It is easy to apply our hard-earned liberties to those we like. We keep them by ensuring those we dislike are protected.