Although he was ill for some time now, I would expect the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy still came as quite a shock to many people. Unlike many other commentators, to borrow a quote from Shakespeare’s Marc Antony, I seek not to praise, but to bury him. Now everyone can agree that Senator Kennedy was a man who was passionate about his politics and I can certainly respect such enthusiasm for American governance. However, he consistently sought to use the federal government as a tool to reshape society in a liberal image, irrespective of the Constitutional limitations. He attempted to tear down our immigration laws and supported the murder of the unborn. So I ask, how can I honor such a man? I could continue on, but out of respect for the dead I shall refrain at this time. Nevertheless, the bottom-line remains that his philosophy and mine are incompatible and I believe he did much harm to the citizens of this nation.
Still, I ask you to join me in praying for the Kennedy family. Although we knew him as the liberal senior Senator from Massachusetts, they knew him as a father, brother, and uncle. Let’s remember them in their time of mourning.