Saturday, March 9, 2013

Making the last 7 years worthwhile

While I am generally uncomfortable with compliments (an old WASP tradition), it was a great pleasure - and relief - to receive the following:

Dear Brian,
I wanted to write to thank you for the time you spent in Toledo. It was a disappointing day that I learned you were no longer on the airwaves of NW Ohio. The afternoon show will never be the same.

Thank you for all the great guests you brought on air - Rich Galen, James Bovard, Walter Williams, Ann Coulter and so many more. Thanks, too, for introducing me to Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged is, without a doubt, the most influential novel I have read.

More importantly, thank you for telling us about libertarianism. It is the only political philosophy I can truly get behind. Eight years ago, I had never even heard of it. Now I tell those who are not so "aggressively ignorant" about it. Not as eloquently as you ever put it, but we must all do our part. It is difficult trying to explain reason and logic to the unreasonable and illogical, especially in Toledo. I have started with my own children. We spend a lot of time discussing the social studies they learn at TPS. I figure it is my responsibility as a parent to correct the misinformation provided by the Toledo Federation of Teachers. They may be the only children in their school learning to think for themselves....

Finally, thank you for bringing your voice of reason to Toledo. It will be missed.

Rxxx Hxxx
You're more than welcome.  You took the initiative and made the effort to put yourself in place that will benefit not only you, but your children, family, friends and community. Hopefully, you will find rooms full of hearing ears. When the rooms and minds are vacant, remember what we used to say back around the fall of the Roman Empire: “Noli sinere malos te vexare” -- which is the literal and correct Latin for "Illigitimis carborundum non est". 


  1. Same here. While I didn't always agree with you, Brian, you left your mark here in Toledo.

    I also follow your lead and share what I have learned with everyone. Especially my children.

    Because of you, I now know the works of Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, etc... I share my lessons regularly through Facebook and general conversation.

    Your reign may be over in Toledo, but your work continues on. As many former listeners, I'm sure, are doing the same as I and sounding the horn of American freedom and Constitutional rights.