Thursday, January 26, 2006

Kennedy pulls a Kerry on "individualism"

Ted Kennedrunk has always been an opponent of individual rights and even the concept of the individual. Yet what does the Chancellor of Chappaquiddick have to say about Sam Alito? This:
Kennedy said, “The nominee is deficient in his commitment ... to individual rights, individual liberties, women’s rights and racial equality.”
"Racial equality" is leftist-speak for "affirmative action", a program whose definition demands racial inequality and discrimination. Anyway, reconcile this newly found "respect" for the individual with past rhetoric:

  • "At a time when our entire country is banding together and facing down individualism, the Patriots set a wonderful example, showing us all what is possible when we work together, believe in each other, and sacrifice for the greater good." - Chappy's own web site, right after the Patriots won the Super Bowl in January 2002.

  • "Our complex society requires a rethinking of the proper role of firearms in modern America. Our forefathers used firearms as an integral part of their struggle for survival. But today firearms are not appropriate for daily life in the United States." - Chappy interpreting each one of the amendments in the Bill of Rights except for the Second Amendment to apply to individual rights. For some reason, the Second is now relegated to groups instead of individuals...because he deems the Second Amendment antiquated?

    Speaking of individuals, Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.