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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama's speech and Teddy Kennedy...

This was my biggest takeaway from last nights speech. Barack is recounting having read a letter Teddy Kennedy left him to read after he died. Here's the excerpt:

"He repeated the truth that health care is decisive for our future prosperity, but he also reminded me that "it concerns more than material things." "What we face," he wrote, "is above all a moral issue; at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.""


Taunia Adams said...

It has been said that you can measure how civilized a country is by the way it treats its dead.

What's the saying about how we treat our living?

Steve Sibson said...

"What's the saying about how we treat our living?"

And that would include the living pre-born.

So the moral problem is a violation of God's law regarding coveting. Taking away property from your neighbor so that you can give to another special interest is not General Welfare, and also violates the Declaration's "pursuit of happiness". The Progressive's "social justice" is evil, unconstitutional, and delusional.

Les said...

Taunia treating the dead measures little compared to treating the living.
From a very respected aquaintance back in my TV-engineering days in MPLS.
"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey

This is probably the statement you were referring to?

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi

Taunia Adams said...

Les, my question was rhetorical really, but I appreciate you taking time to contemplate and giving a great response.

Further, it seems like we'll spend thousands of dollars to bury someone that's dead (cremation costs $3200 - no cheap way to bury anyone!), without a lot of question, but we have a hard time paying for the living without massive debate. I find that reprehensible.