A Pardon For Alan Turing
December 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Today, I was informed that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon. I do not really know what to say about this. On one hand, I am glad that we have made progress in the time since Alan Turing was driven to suicide, but I feel as though this progress has taken far too long to occur. We still have a long way to go, and I do not think a royal pardon can even come close to holding the value of the life that was taken, let alone the rest of the lives that have similarly been lost as a product of intolerance.
Elizabeth Mary, Queen Elizabeth II, is the Queen of the United Kingdom and of the other Commonwealth realms. She has just today granted Alan Turing a posthumous royal pardon under the rule of “royal prerogative of mercy.”
Today Ken and I want to add our thoughts to this event.
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