I hope Ted Kennedy beats this cancer and recovers. I hope his family has the opportunity to spend many more blessed years with their beloved. I wish Ted Kennedy all the best in his fight to beat this brain tumor and fully recover. Does this mean that I want him to remain in the Senate? Does this mean that if Kennedy ends up dying from this tumor, I will lament the fact that he is no longer in the Senate? No, and no.
Ted Kennedy the man is a creature of God and God gives us all the gift of life and worth. Ted Kennedy the politician is a detestable abomination who would do anything to stay in power - including allowing a young woman to die a horrible watery death - and has done more to ruin this country than few other politicians that come to mind.
I could give a laundry list of his execrable accomplishments, but I only need mention the Immigration Act of 1965, which was essentially Teddy's baby. He guided it through the halls of congress and lashed out at critics, whose predictions about the bill's future negative consequences turned out to be correct.
Kennedy's most memorable quote while defending this travesty of a law on the senate floor is this:
"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think ... The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."So, after reading that, how much of what Teddy said wouldn't happen, ended up happening? The biggest change that this law effected was a switch in our influx of immigrants into the United States from one of a limited number of mostly educated Europeans to one that includes an unmanageably large amount of dreck from the third world, to include family members via chain immigration. We have previously been able to absorb the poor and uneducated before - Eastern Europeans during the early 1900s - but that is because our new arrivals were willing to assimilate into our country's culture, and the period of restricted immigration that lasted between 1924 and 1965 allowed this influx and their offspring a chance to fully grasp the opportunity to become Americans. I am all in favor of legal immigration when the number of immigrants is kept at a manageable level, when the new arrivals are expected to adopt our common language and common culture, and when they do not arrive with the expectation that they will live off the taxpayer's dime.
Today, many of these third-world imports - both legal and illegal - that flood and overwhelm our nation's borders every year either don't get the opportunity to fully assimilate into our culture, or they don't wish to. Our obsession with multiculturalism in this country helped cause that. Additionally, the rise of our entitlement mentality, where immigrants and natives alike look to the government as the great provider, has emptied our coffers of the taxpayers sweat and blood.
We have you to thank for that Ted Kennedy. Now get well soon.
Good Day to You, Sir