Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RIP Edward Kennedy 1932-2009

March 5, 2009. Associated Press photo.

It's hard to know where to begin to talk about a great man like the late Edward Kennedy. He was an advocate for justice, for the poor, for women, for minorities, for gays and lesbians, for healthcare, for freedom of speech, for peace. He was a late-bloomer who chose to be great, and chose to devote his life to making life better for millions of Americans when he could just as easily have lived a private life of privilege. Instead, he was a passionate and tireless voice for those without his privileges. He was not without his flaws but he was someone I will always look up to and respect. He will be missed.

Those of us interested in freedom- including the freedom to read- should take a moment today to reflect on his life and accomplishments.