CDZ Does Ted Kennedy deserve a national monument?

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In a long and lustrious career, Ted Kennedy achieved more than either of his more famous brothers. In a Senate career of nearly 50 years he had unparalleled accomplishments and was widely respected by his peers as one of our great Senators

1965. Two years after becoming a Senator at the tender age of 30, Edward Kennedy scored his first major legislative accomplishment with the passing of the Hart-Celler Act, which abolished immigration quotas and lifted a 1924 ban on immigration from Asia.

1971: Kennedy successfully helped a bill become law that quadrupled the amount spent on cancer research establishing the Federal Cancer Research Program.

1972: Through careful Senate negotiations, Kennedy helped pass Title IX, a bill that required colleges and universities to provide equal funding for men’s and women’s athletics.
1974: Kennedy spearheaded an overhaul of campaign ethics rules and election finance. The bill set limits for individual contributions and established the public financing program for Presidential elections.

1983: Working for years alongside civil rights leaders, Kennedy helped push Congress to establish Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday. President Reagan signed it into law in 1983.

1986: After President Ronald Reagan squashed a bill imposing sanctions on gold, coal and iron on South Africa’s Apartheid government, Kennedy led the Senate in a overwhelming override of the president’s veto.

1990: Kennedy sponsored The Family and Medical Leave Act, which required employers to give employees unpaid leave for the birth of a child or for family emergencies.

1996: The Kennedy-Kassebaum Act let employees keep health insurance after leaving their jobs for a set period and prohibited insurance companies to deny renewal of care due to preexisting medical conditions.

1996: Kennedy helped raise the minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15. In 2009, an ailing Kennedy helped the minimum wage be raised again from $5.15 to $7.25.

2001: Going against fellow Senate Democrats, Kennedy championed President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education legislation.

Ted was also the acknowledged force behind the historic Obamacare legislation




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I'm all for having a Landfill or a Bridge named after him. Perhaps a Highway Rest Stop Toilet?
 

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Teddy boy and his clan of, rapist, drowner's, murderers, drug addicts, etc

DESERVE nothing from us. He sucked off us enough being a CAREER gawddam politician

Hell is what I'm thinking.
 

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Unfortunately, the Chappaquiddick incident has tainted all his accomplishment and will prevent there from ever being a national monument to honor him. I imagine there will be, or there already is, some kind of monument in Massachusetts. There are things that can never be overcome, and Chappaquiddick is one of them.
 

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I think he does deserve a monument. Probably a half full whiskey glass with a dead woman hanging over the side.
 
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Ted Kennedy was the greatest Senator of his era

Great American
 

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Ted Kennedy was an opportunistic piece of shit.
 

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