Friday, September 04, 2009
Was Teddy's stellar career working for the people in the Senate because of remorse and atonement for Chappaquiddick?
Kennedy Memoir: Chappaquiddick 'inexcusable'
The First Draft: Teddy's Life of Remorse and Atonement
Kennedy Memoir: Chappaquiddick 'inexcusable' Did Mary Jo Kopechne end up unknowingly sacrifice her life for the benefit of all Americans as Teddy's Senate achievments in trying to atone for what he did to her ended up benefitting "favorably" every living American?
Whether you liked him or not as you know there was Chappaquiddick and it ended his dreams of a Presidency but he served us better as a US Senator for the down trodden the elderly and those without. He served 46 years, Kennedy was the 2nd most senior member of Congress, the 3rd longest serving Senator in History. He fought for a fair and more just America the whole time. Health care was his passion! I see a Health care reform Bill being passed now as a tribute to Senator Kennedy! Top Democrats vowed to fight for it to honor Kennedy. He said we will all live on in the future we make. Well let us make it!
Teddy secured a waiver to establish a health care Bill in Massachusetts! 1964 American Civil Rights act
1966 passed first common health law
Legacies include the American fair housing Act and the American Disabilities Act!
He was responsible for giving 18 year olds the right to vote.
1969 he gave his first speech on health care
Meals on wheels and ending the draft we owe him for too!
* He personally touched 2500 major pieces of legislation 300 of which were passed into law!
* In 2009 Kennedy's committee was the first to pass health care reform! We can all be thankful Ted Kennedy remained in the Senate and served us all, we are all better for it and I rest knowing he died a happy accomplished man!
He said often at key times"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die." How do we remember Teddy Kennedy the last of the Kennedy men? His Irishness? His Compassion? His sense of Humor? His senate long fight for health care? His devotion to the common man? Chappaquiddick? teddys-life-of-remorse-and-atonement?