After praising New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for giving “one of the best political speeches” ever at the Republican National Convention during his radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck shared an inspirational letter about America’s future and the importance of character from the late Neil Armstrong, written to one of his friend’s children in the Summer of 2008.
“Nobody talks like this any more,” Beck said. “And this is what America needs to hear.”
From Armstrong’s letter:
In my work, I depended on many people. In space flight whether it be a fellow crewman or a flight controller in mission control on earth, i was often trusting that person with my life. When you depend on others, you want to be able to trust them. You want to be able to know that they say what they mean and mean what they say. And they will want to feel the same about you. Your word should always be beyond question.
“The one thing that cannot be taken from you without your consent is your character,” Armstrong wrote.
“The 21st century has much promise. Remarkable things may be created and achieved. And each of you will have the opportunity to play a role in achieving and creating a better world. I know you will try. Good luck!! I wish I had your future,” he concluded.
Beck called the letter “incredible.” Read the entire letter, below.