Free Julian Assange - Congress MUST Defend Free Speech & Journalism
On February 20th and 21st, Julian Assange faced the British High Court, where two judges heard arguments on whether he would be extradited to the United States. Assange faces 18 charges, 17 of which stem from the aged and oppressive U.S. Espionage Act of 1917. If charged, he could face up to 175 years of imprisonment. Through his platform WikiLeaks, he revealed uncensored, TRUE journalism, leading to his imprisonment. Simply halting Julian Assange's extradition is not good enough, Congress needs to drop ALL charges and FREE him! It's time to defend the liberty and free speech of all. Drop all charges against Assange, let him walk a free man.
The judges have still not made their decision as to whether they will accept or deny Assange's appeal, determining if he will be extradited to the United States. What we do know is that the UK judges have received NO assurances that Assange wouldn't be executed after his extradition. In addition, we know from statements made by Stella Assange, that Julian is continuing to decline after 5 long years in prison, as well as dealing with great mental distresses following his trial. 
The fact that the US will not ensure that Assange won't be executed if he is extradited is reason enough for the British High Court to NOT allow his extradition, and more reason for the people and Congress to call for Julian Assange's charges to be dropped. How is it that the individual who supplied Assange with the information that he reported on is able to walk free with a total pardon, but Assange is still facing relentless persecution and possible death?!
A light at the end of the tunnel can be found in Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who has continued to defend and fight for Assange. Just last week, during the state of the union address, Massie invited Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton to bring their case directly to the President. Until Assange is freed, this fight must continue on!
We at Conservative Daily have said once before that the relentless persecution of Assange  by the U.S. endangers media freedom, investigative journalism, and the public's right to information, challenging the nation's fundamental values. To accept the persecution of Julian Assange is to accept the idea that all media everywhere must function as propaganda machines of the U.S. government.