Professor Noam Chomsky
c/o MIT Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-D808
Cambridge, MA 02139
Dear Professor Chomsky,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice and ethics reform. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others to be very inspiring to me. Professor Chomsky, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your activism on social justice causes and some of your work as a historian be very inspiring to me.
I like on how you use your role as a historian to help educate people about the need not to repeat the same mistakes in the past and how different issues are important to society. On Civil Right, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, expressing the need for making Civil Rights legislation stronger to help protect minorities including people who are different from being discriminated, and emphasize a strong importance of protecting women’s rights from being weakened. I enjoy reading some of your books The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, Requiem for the American Dream because I liked on how you cover topics like the need to reduce income inequality, find ways to reduce nuclear weapons, a strong need for some regulations to regulate wall street including financial institutions from committing fraud or abuse, and many others. Expressing the need for better protection on civil liberties like protect the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches, the sixth amendment to give the accused the right to have a fair trial while know what evidence is brought against them, oppose the Patriot Act which violates the fourth amendment, and heavily express disapproval for torture on people including Americans when they are accused is common sense. During the 2008 year, I was very proud on how you had the courage to express your support for the Occupy Movement where they express the need to raise the minimum wage, have regulations for Wall Street, and oppose the bailout. On the environmental protection, I like on how you emphasize the need for more renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil with gas and better protection for public lands including water resources to make them safe for people to use. Another thing that I like your role as historian is how emphasize the need for fair elections in different countries for people to elect a leader, a strong need for human rights to help protect people who are different from being oppressed, the importance for campaign finance reform to reduce money from special interest groups or lobbying groups from corrupting public officials including elections, and heavily express the importance of immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed.
Professor Chomsky, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter along with an advocate for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Since my childhood life I have had a strong interest in learning history. In history I like to learn about how famous people or different individuals (minorities, women, and people with disabilities) work hard to make a great difference for society, make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have ethics reform to reduce corruption, and many others. Also to mention history has been a guiding tool to help me try my best to understand how society works, help me develop an interest in understanding how social justice is an importance to society, and helps give motivation to work hard on my disability when I face struggles. Your role as a professor and as a historian helps motivate me to continue to learn history including social justice. My hope and future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others.
I strongly believe that you have made a great difference as an activist, an as a historian, and as a professor. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support common sense ideas, civil rights, social justice, and environmental protection. You have inspired to work hard on my disability and continue my interest in learning history with social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. I have a copy of my essay about how the Patriot Act does more Harm and my life story called the Kid With No Words about my disability where I dedicate you or inspiring me. I wish you the best for the future.