Saturday, August 29, 2009

R.I.P Ted Kennedy

I await another "Liberal Lion" to continue Ted's legacy in the United States Senate. It's vitally important we work to reform our broken immigration system, which Ted worked tirelessly to improve throughout his life. Ted even worked across the aisle with our great President George Bush and the maverick John McCain to help reform our broken immigration system. His passionate support of the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 was only the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of justice. It is my hope and prayer that Barack Obama will do his best to carry on Ted's legacy and with the help of Senator McCain and other patriots, we will finally correct our terribly unjust and racist immigration policies.

I will further genuflect on Kennedy's other legislative accomplishments in further posts. I hope to touch on his tireless efforts in support of gun control, his staunch support of Israel, his gallant efforts to increase federal control of education, his brave fight against extremist and anti-women Supreme Court appointments like Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, his opposition to the bigotry inherent in the Defense of Marriage Act and his personal struggle against the "special interests" who wanted the Cape Wind project built less than 5 miles from his home. Also, we cannot forget Senator Kennedy's deep Catholic Faith which helped frame his passionate support for a woman's right to choose.

May the struggle live on in Ted's memory.

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