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August 26th, 2009


Just Me

The Roar of the Lion is Stilled

Posted on 2009.08.26 at 07:56
I can't fully process having awakened this morning into a Massachusetts, and indeed a World, where Ted Kennedy is no longer fighting to bring to the have-nots all the benefits his wealth made possible for him. We've known for over a year that this day was coming, the day we'd awaken without the last great liberal lion of the Senate, but it is still inconceivable that the day has arrived.

Edward M. Kennedy knew a great truth: That the government isn't the enemy, but the best possible friend. We hear again and again the lie that Government is a problem. Libertarians like to say that it should be made small enough to drown in a bathtub because the community will come together to provide the essential services the government now does.

The Great Lie of this, of course, is that the community has come together to provide them: That is the government!

Ted Kennedy knew that lie for what it was, and he bent the power of the Government to the service of the citizens, as it was meant to be.

And now he has roared his last, and his pride will have to find a way t go on without him.

America has lost a great lawmaker. Massachusetts as lost a loving godparent.

So very, very sad.

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