As the weekend continues apace with news media filling time between events of the memorializing and burial of Senator Ted Kennedy, we are learning about the prodigious legislative record of the Senator.
The enormity of the links of all-inclusive health care reform that have already been forged. Stamped with his name, but bearing the mark of the progressive values that reflect both the spiritual -- to the least of my brethren -- and the secular -- We, the people.
While the GOP ghouls attack, because they know not how to govern and proved it when they had the chance and drove the entire country into the mire of division and destruction, the mantle of healthcare reform now turns to the rest of us.
To those who fear change, who respond to the fearmongering worst that the GOP and status quo have to offer, I say simply this:
We have one more link to forge and the chain will be complete. Judge the last link by what has gone before. Social Security. Medicare. Americans with Disabilities Act...the list is virtually legion.
The chain becomes the circle of life unbroken. Strength found in each individual circling link that comprises the whole.
To those who say we don't have the votes, it can't be done, it's too hard, I say simply this:
We have one more link to forge and the chain will be complete.
How can we do any less?
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