Honorable Charles Fried
c/o Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MA 02138
Dear Honorable Fried,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. Honorable Fried, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and as a moderate Republican to be very inspiring me.
When you served as Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from 1995-1999, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need for civil rights to be stronger to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working with law enforcement resources including the court system to expand programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and heavily express for community service to help non-violent offenders including non violent juveniles rehabilitate so they won’t re-offend is common sense for criminal justice reform. Also on civil liberties, I like on how you support protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches and expressing the importance of protecting voter’s rights from being weakened. Also in your role as a moderate Republican I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, support the need for environmental protection to reduce pollution, express the need for criminal justice reform, and many others. During the 2008 Presidential election, I liked on how you had the courage to endorse Barack Obama, a Democrat when he was running for president due to the GOP getting too extreme. Also I like on how you testified in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to defend The Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health care reform law from being weakened because I like on how you express the importance for people with pre-existing conditions from being denied. During the 2016 presidential election and currently I’m proud on how you had the courage to not support Donald Trump due to Donald Trump using extreme views, being heavily against people with disabilities’ rights, abusing his powers as President of the U.S., and many others.
Honorable Fried, 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 of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your role as a former Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and as a moderate Republican gives me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to thank you for having the courage to stand up for common sense principles when the GOP gets too extreme.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in public service. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, push for criminal justice reform, and other common sense ideas. I’m proud on how you use your role as a moderate Republican to advocate for common sense ideas and stand up when the GOP gets too extreme. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn about your work, and continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.