Dear Mr. Beck
I’d start with a criticism, but I think you’ve been so transparent that you’ve beaten me to the punch. I’d ask you what you hope to accomplish with your heart-to-heart speeches and self-exposing segments, but you’ve already told us the answers.
Your answers lead me to question, “Mr. Beck, was America ready for you then, and is America ready for you now?”
I hope so. I really do.
You come off as someone who is pained by the spotlight yet can’t live without it. Is that simply because it serves your purpose—because it is necessary? Are you a man who lives a life of self-sacrifice because you know that the message is more important than the man? “If not me, then who?”
Do you have an endgame, or are you simply a man doing the best you can for as long as you are able?
I’ve been a steady observer ever since you did a show on Fox News. I didn’t always agree with everything you said, but I always defended you because, as I was eager to point out, “Glenn asks the right questions.”
After all these years, I’ve questioned myself as to why I’ve felt drawn to you. What is it about you that appeals to someone like me? I think I have found my answer.
You’re sincere. You’re dedicated. You’re a man of principle. You’re imperfection striving for something better. You question everything, including yourself. You seek to submit to God. In short, you are the common man—an American who still believes in the ideals of our country’s founding.
But you have a characteristic that, sadly, is unique in your field: you ask the right questions.
I am convinced that perhaps much of your success is due to the unrelenting questioning you do to the world around you. But you don’t just ask questions to pass the time or to seem like you’re interested. You ask questions that hurt. They push buttons. They seek to uncover things that powerful people want to keep in the dark. And America owes you a great debt of gratitude because you dare.
I don’t know what the future holds. I long for Washingtonesque (George) leadership in families, towns, states, and our country. But I think that as long as the right questions keep being asked, we all might just stand a chance.
Never relent. Press on. America is trembling with hurt and despair, but you and others like you serve to focus and give voice to the questions we all want to ask. Where others in your position might shirk the duty to ask the tough questions, you do not. And you question the answers you receive. You question and you question, and then you question some more. You are never satisfied with the shallow answers because you long to dig deep—right down to the root.
Keep pulling up the problems by the roots, Mr. Beck. Keep showing us the truth from the seeds, to the saplings, to the giant sequoias.
Onward ever onward.
Regardless of what the future holds for you, your network, and your career, never quit. Never stop. Never relent.
Also read: An Open Letter to George Washington