Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy Was Right
Posted on 06/08/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
In 1983 Ted Kennedy said Todays Moral Majority may become tomorrows 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 Kennedys 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 1990s 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 dont 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.
Was he drunk...????
Burn,Teddy,burn.You earned it.
Look at the Swimmer’s eyes in that pic. Pure evil, the eyes of Satan.
At least they’re back together now.
Idiotic and outrageous, isn’t it?
Kennedy certainly did every dirty thing he could to make his own prophecy come true.
Here's a reference to a quiz given to 8th graders in 1912.
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.
“Was he drunk...????”
When was he ever sober?
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?"
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!”
Ted was king of the left, Catholic Royalty.
Ted is credited with the first “clean kill” in the War on Women.
This isn’t America any more.
"... 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 VWs 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."
Keynes said the same thing about socialism's massive spending.
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?
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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.
Can you provide a referene for that? I would appreciate it.
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.
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.