Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thoughts on the Death of Ted Kennedy

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If anyone had a claim to a pseudo-monarchy in the US where we fought to overthrow a monarchy, it was the Kennedy clan. From JFK and RFK through Edward and their collective offspring, they held a position in the country no other family has held. They dictated policies and pushed through legislation that not many others had the muscle to.

Ted Kennedy in particular lived a life that would have been impossible for any other politician. He was involved in the death of a woman who was not his wife and some believe he was responsible. He left the scene while the woman was trapped and drowning, didn't contact the police until the next day and only did so after phoning his lawyer.

Today, we see obituaries that lionize Kennedy as a near mythical figure because he was an unabashed liberal. The fact that he was directly responsible for ending a woman's life never figures into the equation for liberals as they will overlook nearly anything if it means forwarding their agenda. So no, I'm not going to get weepy or even say he was a great American. I will say he was a tough debater when it came to pushing his position and his death will finally end what the media made into American royalty: the Kennedy family having a key position in the direction of our nation. I pray for his family and hope they find comfort but can't bring myself to say a good word for a man who robbed a woman of her future and allowed her to die in the cold water near a bridge in Chappaquiddick, MA.

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