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.