This is the text of the Bradley Prize acceptance speech the author gave on Sept. 13.
My brother skipped a grade, so he was small for his age when three other junior high school boys stole something from him and roughed him up one Friday after school.
My dad asked my despairing brother how he felt about it. He said he was angry and wanted to get his property back.
Dad explained that if he didn’t handle it, the bullies would never stop. He had my brother describe the boys and asked if he thought he could take on the biggest one.
That weekend, dad and a neighbor taught my brother some moves and strategy. After the first period on Monday, my brother confronted his attacker and won the ensuing fight.
Today, everyday Americans are being bullied by a hard-left minority that unfortunately has taken over and controls most of the agenda-setting institutions in our country. As someone who works in the media space, I know what it is like to be a lonely voice taking on many of these powerful people.