In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)


I am in shock and sadness over this…

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

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.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

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 is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

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One of the days I looked forward to was the day I would finally meet Andrew Breitbart. That day will never come. I actually had the chance to see and hear Andrew over a year ago when I attended a RightOnline conference in San Diego with fellow Arizona activist, Tom Jenney. Andrew gave an incredible accounting of the Shirley Sherrod controversy.

I was mesmerized.

Here was a man who was not afraid to take on the left, the Obama Administration, the mainstream media, the establishment, anyone – in order to get to the truth and expose corruption and the faces of evil.

He was a warrior, and someone who fought bullies.

Anyone who followed his tweets, realtime, know he would oftentimes retweet what his opponents were actually saying about him. It revealed the disgusting vile and despicable evil of the left and he proudly tweeted it as a badge of courage.

He did not care how much power his opponents had. He went into battle with the heart of David taking on the ominous power of Goliath. And he won.

I am tremendously shocked and saddened by the death of Andrew Breitbart.

He was my hero and someone I aspired to be like in my activism.

My hope is that the life Andrew Breitbart lived and the character and person he was will inspire others to take up the challenge to be bold courageous warriors and stand up to the left and the establishment.

If his sudden death means anything, I hope it releases his spirit to raise up an entire army of warriors across this country to fight for truth against evil.

I will miss this man tremendously – even though I never met him – and I know others will too.

Pray for his wife and children that they may be comforted in this sudden and shocking loss.

Rest In Peace O Mighty Warrior.

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Comments

  1. Conservative American says:

    Only the good die young. Having fought the good fight, rest now in the arms of the Lord. Amen.

  2. He had the courage to stare down angry mobs. RIP Andrew Breitbart.

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