An open letter to Glenn Beck…

After watching Glenn Beck’s show today, April 28, 2011, I had to write him the following:

Dear Glenn:

Great show! I couldn’t agree more! As you can see from the link below, I also have started a blog to get the truth out to as many people as I can. What I am learning is that there is a HUGE amount of Americans across this great land trying to save our country, our way of life and, as you said, regain “Truth, Justice and the American way.” Let’s all work together, network, and get this groundswell going to inform, mobilize, and re-energize the populace to regain our freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

Two possible points of interest for you:

One, I am reluctant to admit this, but I have a Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall Law School. During my Constitutional Law class, it dawned on me that after President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted his “Court Packing Plan”, the Supreme Court lost it’s will to defend the Constitution, and began to “interpret the Constitution” to a point where it is almost out of existence today. I am ashamed of what the “legal profession” has become and what it has done to our country, either by “benign neglect” or intentional destruction.

Two, allow me to provide an example of how bad things have become, let me give one more example of the product of our education system. My son, whom I am very proud of, was a premature baby, who could have been legally aborted at 27 weeks, due to my wife’s life threatening pregnancy complications. We chose to try to save him and her, and were successful. He had only a 10% chance of survival, and did suffer some complications from his prematurity, but, thank God, has survived and overcome all obstacles. My wife and I are proud to say he is now a scholarship recipient attending one of the premier aeronautical engineering universities in the world, and a member of the Air Force ROTC at that campus. He/we have had the unfortunate experience of having to try to get him through a required humanities class at the school entitled “The American Dream”.

The professor of this class is a PhD. from a prestigious university. She is teaching at a prestigious university in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is receiving a very generous compensation package. What is her teaching position? It is impossible to achieve the “American Dream” and the “American Dream” is a fallacy. Since my son thought he was living the American Dream, he begged to differ, to his grade detriment. I intervened, and unfortunately, relayed a story about my encounter with a raging liberal professor in my required English Composition 101 undergraduate class at Elmhurst College. Since I had figured out exactly what he wanted (which basically is life is totally unfair and hopeless) I told my son just to “puke” back what the instructor wanted to hear. He refused (another part of my admiration) so we tried to explain to her that she might actually be living the American dream. While refusing to acknowledge the point, she has been more open to his thoughts and a little more “liberal” in her grading (again, thank God!)

So, in summary, I have hope (which springs eternal) that we can, together, get this country back on track to provide our citizens the greatest opportunities to the greatest lives in the history of the world.

I hope this gives you all a little insight into where I’m coming from.

About Howard

Lived a lot, learned a lot, and continue to learn. Most important lessons learned: The Founding Fathers were right, are right, and will always be right. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Federalist Papers, and Wealth of Nations are the cornerstones of what made the United States of America the greatest country the world has ever known. The farther we stray from those truths, the less free and happy we are.
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