Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Senator Ted Kennedy Passes
He voted for Title Nine, which was good for women in athletics, in fact women didn't have sports at the college level to speak of before Title Nine. Sports are good mentally and physically for both men and women.
Ted Kennedy also did a LOT for disabled people, both legislatively and personally. He touched a lot of lives in a positive way. The good he did will live long after him.
Where Ted Kennedy will be most missed is in the matter of the health care debate though. He was early on a proponent of a single payer system. He ended up being pushed out of that position for the usual reasons (the pernicious effects of the insurance lobby...)
But at least he was solidly for it a long time.
Ted Kennedy will be sorely missed. His like will never pass this way again.
On a brighter note, his legislative impact on American life is outstanding, COBRA, ADA, 1965 Civil Rights Act, etc.