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Ted Kennedy Was Right
Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Larry Provost

Posted on 06/08/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Kaslin

In 1983 Ted Kennedy said “Today’s Moral Majority may become tomorrow’s persecuted minority.” His host, Jerry Falwell, often said U.S Christians would be persecuted. Their prophecy, now fulfilled, forces Christians and their Jewish allies to make great choices of faith.

Things have come a long way since Kennedy’s 1983 speech at Liberty Baptist College (now Liberty University). The leftists claimed to merely want acceptance and a place at the table. Now, when they are at the table, they seek to exclude others such as the Masterpiece Cake Shop which is being forced to make wedding cakes for ceremonies they religiously object to. In an Orwellian twist the cake shop employees, including the 87 year old mother of the owner, must undergo sensitivity training and submit quarterly reports to the government on their “progress.”

The leftists who preach diversity are not interested in diversity. Like many policies, leftist beliefs came to fruition with ordinary people believing in the good intentions of such proposals. However as John Kennedy Jr. pointed out in a late 1990’s issue of George magazine, even good laws have unintended consequences. How much worse it is then for those laws and ideologies that have a twisted focus led by intolerant leaders.

The left betrayed people and now the people are going to suffer more and more for their beliefs, for the leftists leaders do not want to see a diversity of opinion. They merely used diversity as a power ploy. When leftist leaders were brought to the table they showed that they were not interested in merely gaining a seat but taking the table over; without regard for their own rhetoric.

How interesting that the leftist leaders seldom call out the biggest anti-gay, anti-feminist group i.e. radical Islam for being anti-gay or anti-feminist. Instead they paint peace loving Christians and Jews as the enemy as opposed to people who feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and help people to see their inherent worth before God, regardless of what man says. You would think, by listening to the leftist leadership, that Christians and Jews are the biggest threat to civilization. The leftist leadership does this because they are concerned about power and little else. They know that Christians and Jews overwhelmingly turn the other cheek.

You don’t see Christians and Jews beheading women. The extremists who, albeit rarely, use violence in regards to abortion are universally condemned by even “the vast right wing conspiracy.” Of course, the left points out a few examples in a nation with over 300,000,000 people and uses those few as fact while ignoring the many women whose lives were saved by the overwhelming number of peaceful protestors who talked, and loved, their moms outside abortion clinics.

Leftist leadership takes advantage of the peaceful nature of Christians and others. Catholic priests are forbidden by the administration to read certain parts of announcements from their diocese in military pulpits. The Hobby Lobby case, wedding photographers sued to being photograph weddings that contradict their religious beliefs, and the Benham brothers being dismissed because of their religious beliefs, are but the latest in the Christian persecutions in this country.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: christians; homosexualagenda; jewish; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 06/08/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Was he drunk...????


2 posted on 06/08/2014 2:48:10 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Kaslin
"..the 87 year old mother of the owner, must undergo sensitivity training and submit quarterly reports to the government on their “progress.”

wtf?!

3 posted on 06/08/2014 2:49:58 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: njslim

Burn,Teddy,burn.You earned it.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 2:50:16 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Look at the Swimmer’s eyes in that pic. Pure evil, the eyes of Satan.

At least they’re back together now.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 3:01:02 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: uncitizen

Idiotic and outrageous, isn’t it?


6 posted on 06/08/2014 3:02:00 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: elcid1970
Here is his church burial.

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7 posted on 06/08/2014 3:18:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Kaslin

Kennedy certainly did every dirty thing he could to make his own prophecy come true.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Kaslin; All
Thank you for referencing that article Kaslin. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

Here's a reference to a quiz given to 8th graders in 1912.

Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Rare test from 1912 shows what students were quizzed over

Go down to the 3rd page of the quiz which is headed "Civil Government." Note that the 6th question under this part of the quiz is the following.

"Name three rights given to Congress by the Constitution and two rights denied Congress."

The question is, how long has is been since Christian parents have been negligent with respect to making sure that their children are being taught about the Constitution, particularly the federal government's constitutionally limited powers versus 10th Amendment-protected state sovereignty, as the Founding States had intended for the Constitution's checks and balances on government powers to be understood?

In other words, Christians can sleep in the bed that they have made for themselves with respect to no longer making sure that their children are being taught why the Constitution was written and how their enumerated rights work.

9 posted on 06/08/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: njslim

“Was he drunk...????”

When was he ever sober?


10 posted on 06/08/2014 3:40:55 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: ansel12
I remember that day.We had a memorable party here on the farm.
11 posted on 06/08/2014 3:40:56 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kaslin

Interesting...


12 posted on 06/08/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Kaslin; All
Regarding post #9 of this thread, here's a post-FDR era 8th grade civics test from 1954.
1954 8th Grade Civics Test - Could You Pass?

Regardless that the civics test from 1954 has more questions than the one from 1912, there is no equivalent question to the one on the 1912 quiz which addresses Congress's constitutionally limited powers imo, reasonable corrections welcome.

In fact, question #95 shown below arguably has pro-big federal government overtones.

"95. Who regulates inter-state [sic] commerce?"

13 posted on 06/08/2014 4:22:40 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: ansel12

Whoa, that was a fancy sendoff.

St Augustine wrote more than a thousand years ago that funerals provide far more comfort for the living than benefit for the dead.

If Teddy made his last Confession of every damned thing he did & received absolution, no one’s to say he’s not in a better place, though Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them”.

“Hey there Mary Jo, guess you never thought you’d see me again, ha ha!”


14 posted on 06/08/2014 4:33:44 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Ted was king of the left, Catholic Royalty.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 4:41:38 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Kaslin

Ted is credited with the first “clean kill” in the War on Women.


16 posted on 06/08/2014 5:26:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Kaslin

This isn’t America any more.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 6:07:10 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Kaslin
10/27/2005 – A Separate Peace: America is in trouble--and our elites are merely resigned
by Peggy Noonan

"... A few weeks ago I was reading Christopher Lawford's lovely, candid and affectionate remembrance of growing up in a particular time and place with a particular family, the Kennedys, circa roughly 1950-2000. It's called "Symptoms of Withdrawal." At the end he quotes his Uncle Teddy. Christopher, Ted Kennedy and a few family members had gathered one night and were having a drink in Mr. Lawford's mother's apartment in Manhattan. Teddy was expansive. If he hadn't gone into politics he would have been an opera singer, he told them, and visited small Italian villages and had pasta every day for lunch. "Singing at la Scala in front of three thousand people throwing flowers at you. Then going out for dinner and having more pasta." Everyone was laughing. Then, writes Mr. Lawford, Teddy "took a long, slow gulp of his vodka and tonic, thought for a moment, and changed tack. 'I'm glad I'm not going to be around when you guys are my age.' I asked him why, and he said, 'Because when you guys are my age, the whole thing is going to fall apart.'"

Mr. Lawford continued, "The statement hung there, suspended in the realm of 'maybe we shouldn't go there.' Nobody wanted to touch it. After a few moments of heavy silence, my uncle moved on."

Lawford thought his uncle might be referring to their family--that it might "fall apart." But reading, one gets the strong impression Teddy Kennedy was not talking about his family but about … the whole ball of wax, the impossible nature of everything, the realities so daunting it seems the very system is off the tracks.

And--forgive me--I thought: If even Teddy knows …

Above is the infamous 1972 Teddy Kennedy parody ad in The National Lampoon created by Ann Beatts. It was a visually spot-on replica of VW’s ad produced by Doyle Dane Bernbach, claiming the Beetle was so well sealed it could float. VW sued National Lampoon claiming unauthorized use of its trademark. The Lampoon had to recall the magazine and issue an apology. National Lampoon also printed a fake quote from Kennedy, as a "response" to a question on whether he planned to campaign for President in the next election: "I'll drive off that bridge when I come to it."


18 posted on 06/08/2014 11:03:04 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: MacNaughton

Place marker


19 posted on 06/08/2014 11:17:04 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Farmer Dean

Disco Inferno!


20 posted on 06/09/2014 3:49:15 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: MacNaughton
'Because when you guys are my age, the whole thing is going to fall apart.'

Keynes said the same thing about socialism's massive spending.

21 posted on 06/09/2014 4:18:18 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Kaslin

Try reading his speeches in the Senate in 1965 when he was pushing immigration reform,stating that allowing more immigrants from South America Africa and Asia would NOT change the Demographics in the United States!
How has that worked out for us FOLKS?


22 posted on 06/09/2014 4:46:52 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Kaslin; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...
Up is down. Day is night. Vinegar is sweet. And Ted Kennedy was Right.

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23 posted on 06/09/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Farmer Dean

How can you say that? Do you know if he had a death bed conversion, rather re-conversion and was anointed by a priest?

It probably did happen that way, so we cannot judge.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: newfreep
21 Keynes said the same thing about socialism's massive spending.

Can you provide a referene for that? I would appreciate it.

25 posted on 06/09/2014 2:13:57 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: MacNaughton

I read that quote some time ago...will try to find it again.

As an MBA, I found it to be one of Keynes more lucid and honest moments.

Bottom line, Keynes was a radical leftwing socialist who despised the free market. The key word, of course, is “free” - what all socialists despise.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 3:59:06 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Salvation

You understand the concept of the reprobate mind?Or,if he did all the sinful things he did with the attitude that he could ask for forgiveness at the last moments of his life-then remember that God is not mocked.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:40 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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