[nfb-talk] Kennedy's Final Letter to President Obama:

Ray Foret jr rforetjr at comcast.net
Thu Sep 10 19:53:39 UTC 2009

And what, if I may ask, does this have to do with us?  Answer, not a thing.

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nice sentiments. I know 2 people who died of brain cancer.  The only thing
about it to be thankful for is that it isn't painful. But it is scary.

Anyway, I suppose the list police with flag this as off topic.

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Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         September 9,

Below is the text of the letter from Senator Edward M. Kennedy referenced by
the President in tonight's address to a Joint Session of Congress.

May 12, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

I wanted to write a few final words to you to express my gratitude for your
repeated personal kindnesses to me - and one last time, to salute your
leadership in giving our country back its future and its truth.

On a personal level, you and Michelle reached out to Vicki, to our family
and me in so many different ways. You helped to make these difficult months
a happy time in my life.

You also made it a time of hope for me and for our country.

When I thought of all the years, all the battles, and all the memories of my
long public life, I felt confident in these closing days that while I will
not be there when it happens, you will be the President who at long last
signs into law the health care reform that is the great unfinished business
of our society. For me, this cause stretched across decades; it has been
disappointed, but never finally defeated. It was the cause of my life. And
in the past year, the prospect of victory sustained me-and the work of
achieving it summoned my energy and determination.

There will be struggles - there always have been - and they are already
underway again. But as we moved forward in these months, I learned that you
will not yield to calls to retreat - that you will stay with the cause until
it is won. I saw your conviction that the time is now and witnessed your
unwavering commitment and understanding that health care is a decisive issue
for our future prosperity. But you have also reminded all of us that it
concerns more than material things; that what we face is above all a moral
issue; that at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental
principles of social justice and the character of our country.

And so because of your vision and resolve, I came to believe that soon, very
soon, affordable health coverage will be available to all, in an America
where the state of a family's health will never again depend on the amount
of a family's wealth. And while I will not see the victory, I was able to
look forward and know that we will - yes, we will - fulfill the promise of
health care in America as a right and not a privilege.

In closing, let me say again how proud I was to be part of your campaign-
and proud as well to play a part in the early months of a new era of high
purpose and achievement. I entered public life with a young President who
inspired a generation and the world. It gives me great hope that as I leave,
another young President inspires another generation and once more on
behalf inspires the entire world.

So, I wrote this to thank you one last time as a friend- and to stand with
you one last time for change and the America we can become.

At the Denver Convention where you were nominated, I said the dream lives

And I finished this letter with unshakable faith that the dream will be
fulfilled for this generation, and preserved and enlarged for generations to

With deep respect and abiding affection,

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