Question: Why should the average American care about what happens to a guy who's famous for what you're famous for?
Answer: The American Dream is based on "the pursuit of happiness." The government found a way to take that away from me, and by incarcerating me for putting my name on water pipes, they can selectively prosecute anybody. Somehow, sending a piece of glass through the mails, or "conspiring" to send it, is a crime. If they can lock me up for that, no American is safe.