Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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January 21, 2013

Public tragedies also victimize civil liberties

(Continued)

Our system depends on those in power respecting the rights of the governed. When that breaks down, those targeted will suffer, and so will the rest of us, in the form of self-censorship by individuals and businesses.

We are not Russia or China, but only because we have people who vigorously defend our rights.

Now should be one of those times, even as we mourn.

- Marta H. Mossburg is an independent columnist. Contact her at marta@martamossburg.com.

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