As we mourn the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy, I felt the need to post this video of his riveting speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, you can’t help but be moved by his dedication to the highest ideals of our country.
As Dana Houle at Daily Kos writes, Ted Kennedy’s greatest accomplishment was that he created Americans.
Ted Kennedy, indeed the entire Kennedy family, gave a lot to America, but nothing greater than the 1965 immigration bill, because it gave people around the globe—even the unwashed—the opportunity to become Americans. Ted Kennedy gave us Americans.