Skip to comments.OUTRAGE! Sen. Ted Kennedy to lecture at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on April 28
Posted on 04/13/2007 9:26:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Stop Ted Kennedy from speaking at the Reagan Library!
My good friend Rick Reiss is leading the charge in California. Below is an excerpt from the letter he has sent to the Reagan Library officials. You can voice your displeasure at Kennedys invitation to speak by sending a letter to email@example.com and Reagan.firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Kennedys visit: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/visitorguide/calendar.asp
- As an occasional visitor, a donor to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and as a great admirer of President Ronald Reagan, I must voice my extreme displeasure over the planned Reagan Forum on Saturday, April 28, 2007. In this planned forum, Senator Edward Kennedy (D - MA) is scheduled to lecture on the grounds of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
To put it simply, Senator Kennedy is an unsuitable and inappropriate figure to be given the privilege of lecturing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I do believe that allowing Senator Kennedy to lecture does a great disservice to the memory and the legacy of President Reagan.
First, Senator Kennedy has proven himself to be an amoral man who uses personal family and political connections to evade the law. On June 18, 1969, Senator Kennedy attended a party at Chappaquiddick in Marthas Vineyard. After the party, Kennedy drove home accompanied by Mary Jo Kopecne. During the drive Kennedy drove off of the Dike Bridge and into the water. The car plunged into tide-swept Poucha Pond and came to rest upside down underwater. Kennedy was able to swim free of the vehicle, but Kopechne was not.
(Excerpt) Read more at theconservativerevolution.com ...
WHY is NANCY allowing this?
Having Fat Boy come to speak at RWR's library would have Reagan grinning. I have no idea why anyone would object to that.
This is from the Calendar of Events at:
Reagan Forum featuring Senator Edward Kennedy:
On Saturday, April 28th, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library welcomes Senator Edward M. Kennedy to the Reagan Forum. Tickets are $65 per person and include a dinner following the lecture. To purchase tickets, call 805-522-2977 or download the registration form attached below.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for forty-three years. He was elected in 1962 to finish the final two years of the Senate for his brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, who was elected President in 1960. Since then, Kennedy has been re-elected to seven full terms, and is now the second most senior member of the Senate.
To download a registration form, click here:
"Senator Kennedy killed that girl the same as if he put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger"
While I might agree with you if there was a a Reaganite or other conservative to counter Kennedy’s social utopian big government views, I am willing to bet that he does nothing but slam Reagan, conservatism and that he will walk away unchallenged.
He will more or less defecate (with his mouth) all over Reagan’s legacy and then fly back to Martha’s vineyard.
It’s sacrilege, but more likely than not Ted will find it wise to behave himself and have a few good things to say about Reagan.
Here’s a thought. Make two-layered signs with comments like ‘Welcome, Sen. Kennedy!’ in front. Behind them, put large portraits of Mary Jo Kopechne, Kennedy - Wanted for Murder! posters, etc. Line the back of the room. At a prearranged signal, everyone flips over the adulatory signs to reveal the true messages.
After this week with Imus and now this story, I’m about to give up. Our enemies have to be praising the moon-god over this nonsense. Kennedy the murderer even BEING in congress is a crime, and we are supposed to think that Imus is such a destructive force. Sad, sad, sad.
I have been up to the RR library twice.
Having the Cape Cod Orca there is beyond words.
What a shame.
I am conflicted...on the one hand, having the Swimmer at the Reagan Library is an insult to Ronaldus Maximus...
On the other hand, Ronaldus Maximus spent a lot of his public life making sure no one’s freedom of speech was denied...I think the Gipper would laugh about it.
I agree that Kennedy speaking is distasteful but if we try to get him canceled we will be no better than all the liberals trying to stop conservative speakers -
Jesus says in Matthew 24:15-25:
"So when you see standing in the holy place `the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand-- then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or, `There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.
"So if anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
"Immediately after the distress of those days " `the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
probably so - but so many canaries passing out gives one pause!
The bridge Kennedy drove off wasn't on anybody's route home
It was on a narrow lane down to the beach where the (married) Kennedy could be alone with the young woman with little chance of being interrupted.
This reminds me of something I once heard ... if someone steals your Bible, he needs it worse than you do.
While I don’t like the Swimmer (D-Chivas) any more than the rest of you do, and while I have visited the Reagan Library, I say let him attend. In the first place, he might learn something, and in the second place, look at the contrast to Reagan that he will provide. Besides, I’m certain he knows in his heart that he’ll never measure up to half the man Reagan was. (And besides that, they can always fumigate the place after he leaves ;-) )
If our side of the story can't withstand letting this guy have his say unopposed, then we're in so much trouble we might as well just pack it in.
If our views are correct, and I believe they are, why not let him have his say? Let his audience hear him out--why do we have to rush in and "correct" his propaganda right away? Is our side really so tender and delicate that any speech Fat Boy's minions cobble together can just squash it?
His presence in that place is all the comment our side needs to show what a fool Kennedy is.
In agreement. Perhaps Ted Kennedy will learn a lesson or two from Reagan while at the Library.
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”
He can’t spell the word. Lecture
In the same way, I’m disgusted too. It’s like being in a room full of flies and you cant get rid of them no matter how much you swat at them.
I don’t recall seeing a bar at the Reagan Library.
The liberals are pretty successful in that regard.
Have you seen a recent picture of Ted Kennedy? He looks to be tipping the scales around 350, which is twice the man Reagan was.
The other day, I turned on C-SPAN, and found Karl Rove speaking at, of all places, the Clinton Library.
I say let him speak but have the crowd filled with Conservatives and give him the same treatment we get.
Pray for W and Our Troops
I used to buy stuff from their catalog. Most of it was made in Red China!! I e-mailed my displeasure at that and asked them what they thought Ron would have thought. I never got a reply. So, I’ve never bought from them again.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Ronaldus Magnus speak at the opening of the JFK Library? If the Clan Kennedy managed to sit still for that, we can put up with Ted speaking at the Reagan Library. I guess. As long as he doesn’t boot onto any of the exhibits. Or try to sandwich the female interns.
Frankly I don’t if things are made in China. China is becoming more of a capitalistic country than the U.S.! No kidding! The one child per family “law” is being relaxed as well. Having been there and done business there I see a different picture than is presented.
What DOES concern me is why the U.S. is becoming less and less competitive. We have too many unskilled people HERE and coming here as ILLEGAL immigrants. WE are being over run by this and eventually we will become a third world country. Our PUBLIC education system fuels the dumbed down mentality driven by emotions; not knowledge. The U.S. is riding on the coat tails of an OLD and no longer accurate reputation.
“WHY is NANCY allowing this?”
Nancy, as far as I can tell, did not necessarily hold to her “Ronnie’s” conservatism. I think she was along for a nice ride on his gravy train, and that’s about it. I recall that in a speech or writing, she mentioned (paraphrased) that she was glad she married him because it provided her with a life she wouldn’t have had otherwise. Never mention politics or values — his or hers.
If we had all planned ahead, we could’ve all registered to attend the event — and then not shown up. Cool to have the MSM cover the event with Kennedy speaking to an empty room. It would have been worth the $65 to register.
My sign is ready. I’ll be at the corner of Presidential & Madera ~5 p.m. if all goes as planned.
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