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 ...
Normally I would complain, but good news like this just can’t be published enough.
Ole Kennedy led a lot of Catholics into confusion and non-belief in the baby boomer generation. There are plenty in power to carry on his torch.
Teddy’s funeral will be the Wellstone Memorial cubed and on steriods.
Dante might have Teddy drowning in Chappaquidick, over and over and over and over again, for eternity.
As I told my wife this morning - I hope Eunice introduces him to Mary Jo before they kick him out.
He was about as “Catholic” as a Klansman is Christian!
That’s exactly right. None of his money, none of his bloviating, none of his longevity in the US Senate mean one thing right now as he has met his Maker.
Hell is so horrible, I do not wish it on anyone. So, even for Teddy Kennedy, I hope he had repented of his sins and received the forgiveness and cleansing and new life that only Jesus Christ can bring. (yes I know there will be many who disagree for many reasons).
And I too express condolences to those who loved Senator Kennedy - his family.
“Watch for Democrats to name any health care legislation after him and try to push it through as lets get it done for Teddy.”
The best and pithy response to them is: “This is not about Teddy, it is about AMERICA!”
Yes, you are right he is headed THERE!....
But as he is judged he will hopefully be viewed by those he wronged as part of his punishment. To show our respect, fly the American Flag at FULL STAFF, he deserves it for the holiday he has brought.
I am amazed. I said what I felt and wasn’t banished, then I saw all the posts of great people who feel the same. Once again, may God Bless America as He has done today. Thank you Lord.
That might do more harm than good.
"It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God"
Those were the good old days when damage could be minimized with the lack of speed of the 60s news media technology, and cash. Put Mary Jo’s death in 2009, and some bystander would have caught the entire thing on his cell phone video recorder, posted it on youtube and blogged by noon the next day, not to mention someone else would have recorded them making out at the party and then leaving together, and another individual would have recorded Ted’s frantic cell phone call to his brother, where we could all hear him crying and begging for help.
He should have died in jail. May God show him more mercy than he showed Mary Jo.
The man had his shortcomings, but its all water under the bridge now.
“...and some bystander would have caught the entire thing on his cell phone video recorder, posted it on youtube”. I do not think so, XXX rated you know.
Forty-Six YEARS in the Senate. Let me be the first to introduce ‘The Kennedy Term Limits Bill for All CongressCritters.’
I’ll discuss this on the floor of the Seante later today.... ;)
This just in. Ted Kennedy is still dead.
I think the fact that Teddy flew his fat Ar@@ down to a private clinic in Florida when he got sick will make it hard use Teddy as a rallying cry.
Good idea, Nothing at all here too.
Teddy was a force and the number one money raiser for Republicans for decades. He was what he was and did not apologize, no misdirection about his beliefs as one sees with Obama. Teddy never deviated from his leftist beliefs throughout his career - he was consistent. I will never forget that insidious speech about Judge Bork - he will answer for those lies. Generally, Teddy was considered inept in his family, the Old Man pushed Joe, Joe pushed Jack, Jack pushed Bob, Bobby pushed Ted and Ted fell on his ass. He was a buffoon, kicked out of Harvard for cheating, to the underwater escapades to the Au Bar incident where he wakes his nephew on Good Friday to go out drinking, and then the horrible rape accusation, and getting drunk on a plane and screaming. He was so far removed from Jack and Bobby it was like having a mentally challenged cousin - but by the sheer force of the family he was made a senator for life. Even the raft trips that Bobby had run for the kids and Teddy took over turned into complete duds. Teddy had fulfilled everyone’s dissappointment in him. He could have been president but it was never to be. He was smart enough to run with what he had and never deviate to be successful, he was smart enough to know that he couldn’t maintain two opposing ideas at the same time, so his remedy was not to have them.
He has to answer his God about abortion, while the priests bless his body.
Flame me all you want but frankly I am appalled. The man has not been dead for a day yet Freepers. None of us were fond of Sen Kennedy but lets show some respect. This is not the decorum I have known for the last 10 years. Stop acting like those on that other site.
My thoughts are with his family at this time. Losing someone you love is never easy and I hope they find the comfort they need.
I pray the dims don’t turn this into another Wellstone memorial.
Socialism hasnt worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didnt have me to run it. - Ted KennedyAnd despite all his efforts to the contrary, it never worked in America either. Even with him as the Jackal of the Senate trying his best to implement it. May God have mercy on his soul...but we are better as a nation with him permanenetly out of that position of power and influence.
Now we have Barrack Hussein Obama and his ilk, who will surely try to use the death of this old, corrupt man, to push through the biggest socialization effort in American history - ObamaCare.
...and on the lighter side, take your mind off the Obamanation for a few minutes and enjoy some beautiful Western US scenery slideshows.
Excuse me while I barf.
Teddy, who heaped contempt on his Catholic faith by his unwavering support of abortion, will no doubt be given full Church funeral rites probably by at least a Bishop if not a Cardinal. He deserved excommunication. God is both merciful and just and I’m sure Teddy had much to account for when they met face to face.
TOTALLY disagreed with just about EVERY thing this man stood for, but he was someone’s son, father, uncle and brother—prayers going up for his family and friends, and prayers for his soul as he stood before God to atone for all he’d done down here on earth during his lifetime.
I hear the cremation will be very simple....all they need is a wick and a match...
Nothing I could say would be tasteful so...
Condolences to his family.
to paraphrase Ozzy:
Satan,laughing, spreads his wings.
I’m kind of surprised here. Not at many of the mean comments on this and other threads regarding the death of Sen. Kennedy.
But that Jim Robinson and the moderators would allow them to stay.
But... Teddy Kennedy lived the type of life that held him up as an icon for scorn and derision.
So why shouldn’t he die that way?
Nobody should die this way, that’s why.
We should all die in our beds, sleeping peacefully and it is a pitiable thing when it happens other ways, as it does, to both good people and others.
Those on that other site are praising him. I don't see much of that here and rightly so.
May he RIP.
OK, now that I’m done with the magnanimous bit...
What I’m “sad” about re: his passing is missing out on the satisfaction of watching him waste away publicly. Unlike Mary Jo Kopechne, Kennedy died quietly and comfortably, in old age, at home.
That liberal lyin’ ba$tard intentionally helped to break this country. Oh, there will be countless accolades about how “great” he was. In my opinion, the man was an unmitigated disaster. I won’t miss the POS one bit.
Now is the time we must redouble efforts to elect an electible Republican to fill the vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts.
I do, however, offer condolences to his family. They didn’t ask for his deeds.
41 years too late.
My thoughts on the way to work this morning on hearing the news.
I hope they do. Anything that damages that party further, the better.
May it be that his last moments were visited with the small spirits and images of over 40 million innocent children he and his family and comrades promoted.
There. Fixed it.
“the murder of which”
Why should you focus on his death and not his life?
His death was but a few moments in contrast to the depravity of a life he lived.
What’s the old saying? “You live by the sword, you die by the sword”.
I was remarking on what someone posted. And really, why should you focus on what I should focus on rather than tending to yourself.