My open letter to Glenn BeckSubmitted by Duane Vick on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:55
Dear Mr. Beck,
It has come to our attention that you wish to brand yourself as a libertarian. I would very much like to welcome you to an enlightened way of thinking but you must be aware that we are all very much concerned about your intentions and whether you are, in fact, a libertarian at all. You see, your past actions paint a very different picture. I am writing this letter because I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. After all, most of us libertarians came to this road after a long time of stumbling around in the dark. Let's hope that is the explanation for your past actions.
One of my greatest fears with you identifying yourself as a libertarian is that you are a visible person and many people will form an opinion about libertarianism based on well-known faces that espouse our views. Therefore, it is imperative that if you choose to represent yourself as a libertarian, that you do so in an impeccable manner. We do not want people to have the wrong idea of what libertarianism really is about. We are not in favor of pre-emptive war, we don't believe in making alliances with some countries and enemies of others. Being a libertarian means that you realize that all rights belong to the individual first and any power that governments derive are granted powers given from the people.
Before you take on the title of a self-proclaimed libertarian, please take the time to educate yourself first. As a member of the media, you have the power to educate others. Such power can be dangerous in the hands of the uneducated. You must be a student before you can be a teacher. Since there is no degree and you probably don't wish to delay your plans, I suggest that you start surrounding yourself with libertarians so that you can learn and that trusted libertarians will be there to make sure your message is not a mixed one. That said, I would like to suggest that you add some key people to your lineup. I would strongly suggest you go headhunting for Judge Andrew Napolitano. Fox does not deserve that great man and you would be virtually assured that your news outlet would have the attention of a vast majority of libertarians at least during the time that his show airs. Also, I would suggest that you attempt to recruit Ben Swann to head up your current events portion of programming. That man really knows how to do research on a subject and exudes journalistic integrity. Lastly, I would suggest getting Ron Paul to head up your politics if he is interested.
If you really want to learn more, I would suggest visiting this website, setting up an account in your own name, and asking a lot of questions, we would all be glad to help you learn. Maybe someday we would be happy to proclaim you as a fellow libertarian.