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On Being a Man

James R.6 Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 8:58 AM
Its a shame, as a kid growing up, Obama didn't have access to the wisdom in your letter.. You should send him a special edition, wouldn't hurt if he was reminded about manhood. It brought cherished memories to me of my Dad and Mom Hang tough John Ransom, you have a special talent for journalism.

Hi Townhall Readers- Yes, I know I'm on vacation, but even so I can't but help to spout about stuff. This week I will be taking selections from writings I've written elsewhere regarding life and liberty and sharing them with you.

Don't you feel special now?

Today's selection is a letter I wrote to someone who was coming of age and wanted advice about being a man.

It's not that I think I'm an expert. Far from it. But he thought it helpful and it can serve as a point of discussion for Christmas Day.       

Dear __________,

Before this last century...