Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Meeting Ralph Nader

Back on May 9th, I had the opportunity to hear Ralph Nader speak and meet him personally. He is and has been an attorney looking out for the interests of everyone, whether it be seat belts, air bags, clean air, clean water, food safety, even pushing for the Freedom of Information Act. It would be an understatement to call him a legend. If you're really curious, click here to see more about him in a documentary entitled "An Unreasonable Man". There's even a spot you can click on to see how his work (and the results of those who work with him) affect your daily life.

Ralph, himself, is actually a really nice and funny man when you meet him. I was immediately at ease when talking to him, and he found some of what I said to be funny. He's very passionate about what he is doing, but then again he was raised to be passionate about this country. He doesn't want to see it go down the toilet.

To get to know his personal side, he wrote a fantastic book last year (a copy of which he was very nice to autograph for me) called The 17 Traditions. It's a book about the 17 traditions his parents instilled in him and his siblings. Click here to see the web site he created for his book, and you can even post the traditions from your own family on the web site.

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