Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Let's See If We Can Do It For Teddy

Ted Kennedy on Health Care Reform:
This is the cause of my life. It is a key reason that I defied my illness last summer to speak at the Democratic convention in Denver—to support Barack Obama, but also to make sure, as I said, "that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American...will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege." For four decades I have carried this cause—from the floor of the United States Senate to every part of this country. It has never been merely a question of policy; it goes to the heart of my belief in a just society. Now the issue has more meaning for me—and more urgency—than ever before. But it's always been deeply personal, because the importance of health care has been a recurrent lesson throughout most of my 77 years.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Amen Ted, and amen, Bob.

Joy said...

Yes and yes. His death leaves a hole in humanity.

Kyle said...

The star that represents humanity may have dimmed a bit, but the lasting changes he made will keep that star burning bright for a long time. I know how much his legacy influenced my belief system and hopefully I'll be here a few more years to keep that legacy alive and help to move it forward.