is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning
history including public policy. In
these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to
reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have checks and
balances in civil liberties while reduce crime, and have government reform with
campaign finance reform to reduce corruption.
U.S. Senator Hart, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I
find your work as U.S. Senator from Colorado to be very inspiring to me.
served in the U.S. Senate from 1975-1987, I liked on how you were a strong
supporter of Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with
disabilities from being discriminated in education and public places. Also on
Civil Rights, I was very proud on how you supported expanding Civil Rights Act
to help continue to help protect minorities including African Americans from
being discriminated, advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, expressing
your support for the Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being
discriminated based on gender even though it didn’t pass, supporting funds for women
including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy. On women’s issues, I like on how you supported
women’s right to choose, expand on healthcare for women to get the care they
need, push for programs to help women who are victims of domestic violence or
are drug-users get treatment they need or help from law enforcements resources.
national parks by providing funds to help preserve them with clean them from
toxic chemicals, supporting funds for renewable energy projects to help reduce
addiction to oil with gas, and pushing for education grants to environmental
science to help teach people about the benefits of the environment along with
the need to protect it from pollution are great ways to protect the
environment. On bipartisanship, I was
amazed on how you worked with moderate-liberal Republican Charles Mathias from
Maryland on the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 which is to protect computer chips from being illegally
copy without permission along with protecting from foreign companies to copy
it. During the Church Committee, I very
proud on how you worked with Senator Frank Church of Idaho (Chairman of the
Church Committee), Republican Senator John Tower (Vice Chairman of Church
Committee), and 8 U.S. Senators from both political parties on investigating
illegal activities by the CIA, NSA, and FBI and even investigate the
Assassination of President JFK with how the agency handled the investigation
and many others . Another thing that I was proud on the Church Committee
recommended ideas like the need for better protection on civil liberties like
the 4th amendment to protect people from unreasonable searches, 6th
Amendment to have a right to a fair trial with knowing what you are charged
with, express the need to protect whistleblowers from being persecuted, and
many others. Your ideas in the 1984
Presidential campaign like the need for campaign finance reform to reduce
corruption in elections, make Civil
Rights stronger to reduce discrimination,
withdraw U.S. troops from Central
America to end the endless conflict are great ideas and I was proud on how you
expressed those ideas even though you withdrew from the race. After you left the U.S. Senate, I liked on how you
continue to advocate for the need for campaign finance reform to reduce special
interest groups including corporations from donating to campaigns in order to
make elections fairer, express the need
for ethics reform to reduce corruption, support the need for Civil Rights
including people with disabilities’ rights, and many others.
Senator Hart, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is
hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different
subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of
Civil Rights and be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really
inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your role in the Church Committee and your
advocacy for the need for better protection for Civil Liberties motivated me to
work on writing an argumentative essay
about how the Patriot Act does more harm than good with how it violates civil
liberties and taught me the importance of how civil liberties are important in
our democracy. Also your work as U.S.
Senator from Colorado motivates me to be really interested in continue my
interest in learning history and public policy.
My future goal is to someday work in public policy to help shape up
common sense ideas to make society including laws a better place.
strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in the U.S
Senate. I’m also proud on how you worked
hard to make great achievements and continue to advocate for great ideas. U.S.
Senator Hart, you have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue my interest
in learning history with public policy, and to be motivated to learn the need
for better protection on civil liberties.
Here is a picture of me and a
copy of my essay about how the Patriot Act
does more harm than good as a gift to you for inspiring me. I hope you
enjoy my letter and my essay. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter
including my essay, making great achievements for our country, and inspiring
me. I wish you well for the future and to continue to make a great difference.