"I do what I do because the mainstream media chooses not to do it," Andrew Breitbart said. "The game of the left controlling the narrative ... is ending."
Our hats are off to Andrew this week at Liberty Dispatch as we celebrate the life of a man whose flare for battle with politicians and the media made him a warrior for truth. Andrew died Thursday. The websites he founded ran a statement Thursday morning announcing that at age 43, he died "unexpectedly from natural causes" in Los Angeles shortly after midnight.
"We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior," the statement 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."
Here is the concluding passage from Andrew’s book, Righteous Indignation and a great perspective from someone who chose to take full advantage of freedom and to speak up without counting the cost:
"I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and -- famously -- I enjoy making enemies. Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I've lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I've gained hundreds, thousands -- who knows? -- of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.”
Andrew Breitbart is gone from this earth, but no one can say he was unnoticed while he was here – no one can say he did not fight against the things he considered harmful to this great country. No one can say they did not know what he stood for. He was a modern day Samuel Adams. We salute you sir, RIP.