Free Speech Isn't Free

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FREE SPEECH ISN'T 'FREE'
by Shelley Bluejay Pierce
Around the world, journalists are being censored, arrested, killed and silenced. If we truly believe in freedom, then the right to free speech is a cornerstone to protecting that freedom. I am asking all people around the globe to take action and to support the right to their freedom of speech. If you support this and the journalists who place their lives on the line every day to get truths out to the people, then please take action.
 
I ask you to do one or all of the following and keep doing these things for the next 7 days:

1) Place this picture as your "profile" picture on all your social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and the like.

2) Include with the photo, your own favorite "freedom of speech" quote on your website. My personal favorite and the one that I will be placing on my sites is:

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."  ~ Voltaire

3) Send a message to all your online media and journalists sites so that they too, may support this global campaign. Remember to thank them for the work they do because most of us rarely get any thanks for the daily work we do.
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4) Contact your media outlets and send letters to the Editors of newspapers asking them to honor freedom of speech...not just for some of the elite, but for ALL people.

5) Send your political representatives the same types of letters, emails and comments. No where on earth is our freedom of speech more limited and attacked on a daily basis than within the hallowed halls of our governments.

6) Send this message to all your contacts and ask that they also do these things. When you are on board and have your sites proudly displaying this photo and free speech quotes? Send me the link to your website and I will proudly display your comments and links on my home page. Send your emails of support to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Check on our progress and see this movement grow by following my website at: http://shelleybluejaypierce.blogspot.com/

This isn't much to ask and not difficult to do. A few moments doing what we all do online...communicate... is all that's required. Lets show the world the value of free speech. Let us all remember that without it, we are doomed.

Remember, "We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."  ~William Faulkner
 

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