Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy Was Right

Senator Ted Kennedy died Tuesday at the age of 77. Anyone who knows me would know that there was probably very little that I agreed with Senator Kennedy about, but you had to respect the man. Whatever his politics, you always knew where he stood and knew his heart was in the right place (as opposed to most of the self-aggrandizing pols we have these days). Kennedy was truly the last of his kind.

I did, however, find one quote from Kennedy that I can agree with:

The problems of our economy have occurred not as an outgrowth of laissez-faire, unbridled competition. They have occurred under the guidance of federal agencies, and under the umbrella of federal regulations.

–Senator Ted Kennedy in 1978, defending the deregulation of the trucking industry (hat tip The Enterprise Blog).

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