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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Notable Quote: To Die Standing

Today I was reminded of this quote:

"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended." President George W. Bush, September 11th, 2001.
That's a great quote.  But that's not the quote I want to highlight.  In the aftermath of the Islamic-Terrorist atrocities in Paris today, I want to highlight this quote.
“I'd rather die standing than live on my knees" 
-Stephane Charbonnier, editor and cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo
Today was a direct attack on free speech and the right of any artist to write what he feels is art.  May Monsieur Charbonnieer and the eleven others who were brutally killed rest in our Lord's arms.  May their killers and all those associated with them be brought to justice.
Every news organization in the world should print the cartoons these terrorists were reacting to.

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