Becoming America: America Is a Perfect Idea; the United States of America is a Work in Progress

To our 2 Paragraphs Family,

As I have mentioned several times in our 2 Paragraphs series, my two partners Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham and the Hon. Bijan Kian and I, along with some truly notable guests, have created and are now broadcasting a show entitled Becoming America: America is a Perfect Idea; the United States of America is a Work in Progress” Here is the link:  . As was discussed, this show is based upon a musical I wrote with two talented partners, J. Steven Lawless and Joel Henry Stein, entitled Convention: the Birth of America.

Becoming America uses each of the 17 songs in the musical as a theme for 17 approximately one-hour YouTube broadcasts and, except for the Introduction, each one has a truly knowledgeable and intelligent guest to provide more details and insights about our Country’s 1787 Constitutional Convention.

In addition, the first enclosure gives a short description of each show, and the second provides some Study Guides for further education and interest.

In these times, we all feel that it would be quite useful for all of us, particularly our students, to appreciate more fully our Great Country’s Constitution, and how it came into being. And we are proud to say that we believe that this show can and will truthfully promote that appreciation. But this will only really happen if you help us by becoming familiar with the shows, and also by you forwarding them on to your network of friends and acquaintances – particularly teachers and school administrators. (And there certainly are no royalties to be paid!)

So please join us in this project, and also please provide any feedback to us both about the shows themselves as well as any suggestions about how to get the widest circulation that we can get.

Thank you, and Life is Good!

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) Superior Court of Orange County, California 2012 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President

Please listen to our radio show entitled All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray as we discuss timely ssues and show how they will be addressed more beneficially by employing Libertarian values and approaches. The series has concluded, but you can still hear any edition On Demand at And, by the way, these 2 Paragraphs columns are now on my website at, Facebook and LinkedIn at judgejimgray, Twitter at judgejamesgray, and wordpress at Please visit these sites for past editions, and do your part to spread the word about the importance of Liberty. In addition, my new book with the same title as my radio show is now available at, as is my wife Grace’s and my new novel centered about School Choice entitled 2030 KIDS: We are the Rising Heroes of the Planet. Please read and discuss them with your friends, and send in a review.