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December 18, 2014

Liberty: The Right to Tell People What They Don't Want to Hear

Let's not make a mistake about the terrorism that has just been perpetrated against Americans. An alleged North Korean terrorist blackmail, escalating from a hack of Sony Pictures has for the first time in memory censored a major film release by an American studio. While we've seen aspects of this before, make no mistake that this incident is terrorism, and a game changer. This about your right as an American to produce and consume political, artistic and social expression without governmental terrorism and censorship, in this case North Korea's. This includes your right to choose to see potentially dumb and distasteful films, as well your right not to see it. The choice for now is no longer yours, its theirs, and the terrorists dictated that you can't.

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