I would not try to claim that one good decision can negate a series of very bad choices, but I think that Michael Rodriguez deserves to be acknowledged for his choice to skip an endless series of appeals. Instead he has chosen to pay the only price he can for the crimes he has comitted. I think that many people can learn a lesson from this.
We live in a country governed by laws and we should stand accountable for the choices that we make. We should not seek to shirk our accountability for any reason, whether because the price of our choices is to high or because we feel we are above the law.
Thanks to Scott for sharing one good example and one poor example of accountability.