Sunday, March 4, 2012

Breitbart Is Here And In The Heart Of Every Freedom-Loving American


On Thursday morning, I was laying down to take a power nap before getting ready for work when the news anchor on TV announced that Andrew Breitbart had died.

I rose up in shock certain that my ears were playing tricks on me.  I continued to listen to the news alert waiting for confirmation that I was mistaken.  That confirmation never came.

I have not written about Andrew Breitbart until now because I was dealing with the void I felt learning of his untimely death.

A statement released by the family said, “Andrew lived boldly so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.”

Bill Whittle, of PJTV, urged in his tribute to his friend, “We’ve both got a lot of work to do, you and I, now that Andrew is gone.  Hey, here’s an idea for a going-away present; why not give Andy a country worth dying for?”

Last year, I gave up blogging and closed down a site from which I blogged.  I was in very bad health and cynical about politics.  I had become a timid soul.  I had blogged there for several years hoping to make a difference.  My health and my cynicism affected my decision.  Admittedly, it was a mistake.  I regret having taken down the site.  After a short time, I decided to rejoin the fray at this site.

I have continued to experience bouts of ill-health and the cynicism returned briefly, but I learned my lesson.  I will no longer be a timid soul.

Andrew Breitbart had health problems, but he never stopped fighting.  He boldly insisted, “My goal is to destroy the Democrat media complex.”

William F. Buckley, a luminary of American conservatism for decades before his death in 2008, once said, “The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”

Andrew Breitbart showed us how to be that assertive citizenry.  We are all Breitbarts now.  He demanded the truth.  His truth was our truth.  We must never cower in silence.

IOwnTheWorld has launched a “Breitbart Is Here” campaign to produce bumper stickers and T-shirts with proceeds going to the Breitbart children.  There’s also a gravatar that BigFurHat, the creator of the graphics, welcomes you to steal to place on your website adding, “I smell a prairie fire.  Some biggies have emailed me and are of the opinion that Breitbart, in death, has more impact than most in life.”

Breitbart is here and in the heart of every freedom-loving American.

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