Monday, January 12, 2015

You Can't Kill Free Speech

By now I'm sure everyone's heard about the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015. It made international news, not just because it was a terrorist attack (which is obviously horrifying and shocking and newsworthy) but because 12 people were killed over a CARTOON.

Je Suis Charlie: You Can't Kill Free Speech

Free speech is something we might put pretty low on the scale of freedoms until it's threatened to be taken away. Until people are KILLED over it. The very fact I'm allowed to write this blog and write books about my partying days is a testament to free speech.

So when these terrorists tried to take it away, I fought back. With words. Here's my article on BLUNTmoms, giving an inside look on what it was like to be less than 2 miles away from the attack: You Can't Kill Free Speech.

Article on BLUNTmoms

And here's a slightly different version of the story on Medium.com, complete with an adorable photo of Leo supporting the cause: The Terrorist Attacks Will Go Down in History, and I Was Cooking Hot Dogs.