For nearly 50 years the country has endured the pain of woeful legislative activity driven by a man who would have been little if nothing but for his brother, John F Kennedy. Using a platform generously provided by a man who himself believed in lower taxes and allowing economic forces to work more naturally, Edward Kennedy advocated the obfuscation of the rights of business owners, and individuals in the name of “fairness” and “equality.”
I could certainly have left this unsaid, but as I begin to see the litany of eulogic fatuousness, I also see it will certainly lack the flavor of the truth in his life. I respect Michelle Malkin’s position on this, and will remain somewhat respectful, but my opinions are not swayed by sympathy for a hypocrite who while receiving the finest care on earth, argued we change a system that produced it, yet with an exception for his “caste.”
It may be another century before we can fully rid ourselves of the scourge this thinking has unleashed on us all. I grieve not at his passing. Rather I grieve for the demise of individual liberties which have slowly been eroded away by the policies this man helped craft and enact in his tenure. I Grieve for the unabashed constitutional dismantling by forces which hold a government controlled by a classic reward system as more important than our constitutional republic. I grieve for a nation which through a systematic parsing of legal terms and understanding has found judges ignorant enough to allow the constitutional limits on government’s overbearing hand to pass quietly into the night.
I grieve for family members of Senator Kennedy who bear the loss of a loved one as all of us eventually do. I pray for their strength, and peace of mind.
But I do not grieve the loss of Edward Kennedy, the “Lion of the Senate,” a man who had not a cursory understanding of true rights when insisting the “health care” falls under those protections. I cannot feel a loss for the passing of a leader whom never understood that a government that to give to one, must first take away from another.. which is WRONG, and always will be.
Ignorance does not death excuse. RIP.