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Mr. Maye – if you read this – may God protect you and yours, and bring you peace such that all this horror will be permanently removed from your mind.
I must also tell you that your concern for Jones only demonstrates the purity and kindness of your heart.
For myself – though I feel for his family – I don’t believe you owe him or them a second thought. He put HIMSELF in that situation – and you only did what any decent man would do when he thought his family was in danger!
Personally, I believe that if the first one through the door got shot every time, we’d all be better off, as it wouldn’t take long for it to become impossible to get anyone to be first — and with no first there can be no second, third or 12th.
This sickness MUST stop – and with G*d’s grace maybe your situation will help stop it!
I second @16 and @17. Radley, you are what a journalist should be: exposing ugly truths AND fighting to make change AND focusing on a few individuals that you believe you can help with your traits and talents. These are traits I think everyone should look for in a role model. A rare few deserve the title of hero, but please work towards that title.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what journalism is supposed to be.
I, too, hope Cory has the strength and resilience to put his life back together again; these photos are a hopeful sign.
long-time reader |
July 24th, 2011 at 7:01 am
Radley, do you have a picture of yourself shaking hands with him free? I can understand if you don’t or would think the focus should be on Cory Maye, but I don’t think it takes anything away from the awesomeness here, as a reader and partisan of Maye’s liberty. It would be sweet to point to it as a summation of five years’ hard work, and something to show the grandkids as a reward for fighting the good fight.
And if Cory reads this, I want to echo the congrats and send my wishes that the rest of his life is filled with the joy he so deserves that we saw above.
I would like to thank all of you for your love and support its definitely felt. god is very powerful and with faith and prayer he,ll see us through any storm.he sent u guys to help ease my pain thanks for being there and may he bless all of u .thanks radely u are the best from cory and family
Wait, I forgot to say, “HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT THE KOCH BROTHERS, OMFG IT’S RIGHT WING SOMEHOW!!!!”
I always enjoy doing that.”
well, if a story advanced by libertarians and left wingers (Mr. Blako’s interviews, according to Mr. maye’s Wiki page, are with lefties, not righties) helps make Reason seem like a neutral arbiter of evetns (instead of a Republican functionary organization), then more people might listen to them and the Koch brothers financing of Cato, AEI, and Reason will help them have more influence and this more wealth.
Still, you find out from Chuck and Dave what they think of this and let us know. You might be able to catch them dumping chemicals down by the local creek since freedom means doing whatever make you the most money, baby!
[…] A commenter who seems to come over here from Balloon Juice (at least according to previous comments left under his IP address) posits the real reason I took an interest in Cory Maye: well, if a story advanced by libertarians and left wingers (Mr. Blako’s interviews, according to Mr. maye’s Wiki page, are with lefties, not righties) helps make Reason seem like a neutral arbiter of evetns (instead of a Republican functionary organization), then more people might listen to them and the Koch brothers financing of Cato, AEI, and Reason will help them have more influence and this more wealth. […]