Skip to comments.Breaking News: Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy Has Died
Posted on 08/26/2009 4:51:48 AM PDT by tcg
He came to be known as a stalwart proponent of what is currently being called a liberal or even progressive social agenda. However his change of position on the fundamental human right, the right to life, like others now identified with those labels including Rev. Jesse Jackson, changed entirely. In fact, with Kennedy's change the entire content of the meaning of those political labels seems to have changed. Senator Kennedy began his political career as a strong defender of the rights of children in the womb. For example, in 1971, Senator Kennedy described his then strongly Pro-Life position in these words:
"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grown old.
"I share the confidence of those who feel that America is working to care for its unwanted as well as wanted children, protecting particularly those who cannot protect themselves. I also share the opinions of those who do not accept abortion as a response to our society's problems -- an inadequate welfare system, unsatisfactory job training programs, and insufficient financial support for all its citizens.
"When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...
May God have mercy on his soul (and forgive him for being such a poor example of a Catholic)
He also died at God’s request...not Washington’s. It’s a right I hope we all can be blessed with for the future.
Watch for Democrats to name any health care legislation after him and try to push it through as “ let’s get it done for Teddy”.
Teddy is dead. He doesn’t need one damned thing done.
I think he hated the America he grew up in, and worked strenuously to see it done away with.
On DemocraticUnderground they are doing exactly this!
My mother taught me: “If you can’t say somehting nice then say nothing at all”.
Okay, I’ll give it a go...
Nothing at all.
MY sincere condolences to his family and friends. I may not have agreed with him politically, but he had people who loved him and those people deserve our best wishes.
There will be infighting in the NDP, I hope.
Sorry if I offend some who shed crocodile tears.
They can name it whatever the hell they want. Like what, opposition will evaporate because he kicked the bucket?
Ted Kennedy wasn’t some national hero whose death will all of a sudden make socialized medicine more appealing. Especially seeing that he had his own health insurance + congressional perks.
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment......
Whatever we think of him, he is before the ultimate judge now....
My Grandma always told us kids “Pray for everyone and just let God sort out the details.”
God bless, Mr. Kennedy.
He died again? I just saw that he died a few minutes ago...
I love the sarcastic wit. How true.
I hope Ted is personally greeted by every unborn child who was aborted during his career. Let him see before his very eyes what his beliefs have wrought.
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