~ “LETTERS FROM AMERICA” - by The Metaphysical Peregrine ~
Traditionally it shows poor form to speak ill of the dead. In the case of Ted Kennedy, it’s necessary. Statists of course love him. This is the guy that was born into wealth and privilege and spent his life legislating taking money from some people to give to others. He started his career being drunk, driving off a bridge and killing a woman; then running away and hiding for about ten hours. No punishment. He was a drunk all his adult life until he was too sick. He was expelled from Harvard for cheating (allowed to return later). He claimed to be a Catholic yet supported state financed abortion, and promoted homosexual behavior. My view is that if you don’t agree with the position of an institution or organization, why belong to it?
When Robert Bork, one of the most brilliant jurists of the late 20th Century was nominated, Kennedy had this to say, "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens." That and other vile things were said about and to Judge Bork, so we now have the adjective, ‘borking’. Since then every Republican judicial nominee to any level has to some degree been borked. The idea is to destroy both the life and career of the nominee. Nice.
In 1983 he worked with the Soviet Union, at the height of the Cold War, to undermine and defeat Ronald Reagan. This information is from letters released when the KGB opened its archives. In the letters he blamed the Reagan Administration, not the Soviet Union, for increasing hostilities. Nice.
He passed legislation that benefited him and friends. He’s for wind energy, but not off the coast of his beach front mansion, so he stopped offshore windmills even though they were over the horizon and couldn’t be seen. He used legislation to cramp major oil companies while making millions from small oil companies protected by his legislation.
He did not personally sacrifice for the poor, time or money. He never curtailed his conspicuous consumption.
I’m sad for the family and loved ones that will miss him. We do miss those we love when they die.
America though, is better off without him. As the magazine “National Review” noted: “The bad news for Ted Kennedy is that it’s not the press that will be judging him now.”
(They are still praising him in the Main Stream Media here.) RIP