Friday, May 8, 2015

Former Governor John W. Carlin of Kansas

Governor John W. Carlin
Kansas State University
103 Leadership Studies Building
Manhattan, KS 66506

Dear Governor Carlin,

My name is Matthew Winick with a strong interest in studying history and how different U.S. Governors work hard to make a difference.  Governor Carlin, I find your work as 40th Governor of Kansas to be very interesting and your work as 8th Archivist of the United States on working to preserve history to be very inspiring to me.  The reason I have a strong interest in studying history is because I like to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to protect people who are different from being discriminated, a need for education reform to help make education with learning better for students, understand the need to protect the environment from pollution, have government reform to reduce corruption with making it more accountable, assisting people who are low-income including middle class with farmers on jobs with security, and many others. Your work got me very interested to be motivated to learn history with understanding the need to preserve history in order to teach people about the way of life with the need for good ideas to promote a better society with future.

When you were Governor of Kansas from 1979-1987 I liked when you advocated for the need to have Civil Rights to protect people who are different from being discriminated and also express the need to have equal rights amendment to help protect women including gender from being discriminated.  Another thing I liked was your hard work on getting funding to help improve transportation on highways by fixing roads that were damaged.  I was amazed by your work on being bipartisanship with Republicans on finding common ground to help protect farmers from going in debt by getting rid of property tax on farmer machinery and create a new prison to protect society from dangerous criminals.  For government reform with proposing constitutional amendment I was amazed by your hard work on them like allow states to get federal grants programs to assist the state in different needs, protect farmland with environmental lands from being polluted or disturbed, and make legislatures have authority to regulate liquor sales with licensing, but need a county vote approval.  Beside your work as Governor of Kansas, I really like your work as an Archivist of the United States from 1995-2005. When you were an archivist I liked on how you worked on preserving with conservation on different historical documents like the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. Also I liked on how you worked on a campaign to raise money from different groups to create an exhibit to assist visitors like me to learn more about the American history with looking at documents with stories that influence history.  I was amazed by how you worked hard on finding ways to use electronic with technology to help preserve documents with making them more access for students, people, and me to study and to learn more about them.

A few years ago, I went to visit the National Archives Museum and was amazed to learn more about our roots in American History, I enjoyed examining the Constitution with Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, and technology at the Archives helped benefit me to easy comprehend on understanding the topic with interactive tools, and audio with subtitles because I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on different subjects, however your work to improve on making history a better tool with improving ways to make learning easy to comprehend really helped me understand different topics with getting me motivated to be interested in learning more history. Another thing I enjoy is watching your you tube videos of your ideas to make government better with reform with advocating for the need for campaign finance reform to reduce corruption, advance on Civil Rights to protect people who are different from discrimination, and the need to improve on education to make learning better and efficient.

Governor Carlin, I want to say thank you for your commitment to make a great difference to make society better through your role as Governor of Kansas and as an Archivist of The United States on preserving history, finding ways to improve learning through technology, advocate to improve on Civil Rights, and help farmers with low-income people survive during an economic time. Your work on history really made a great impact on me to be motivated to continue learning history and to work hard on my disability through studying, researching people’s work, visiting museums, understanding more about diversity, see historical reenactments with plays, and being a supporter for historical sites with museum and memorials.  I am very proud to call you a true role model and an inspiration to me.  Also I strongly believe that you really make a great difference for society and history. I was wondering if you could please give me advices about history and explaining to me about what it is like working at a history job with being an archivist. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter and making a great difference.  Please continue making a great difference for society, history, and the future with your ideas and I want to wish you well on your role as a professor at Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies.


Matthew B. Winick

Got a gift from him which is a travel bag, pen, notepads, and a Kansas State University School of Leadership Studies keychain 

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