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Ted Kennedy Gets Mexico’s Highest Honor

From a tear-soaked Associated Press:

Late Mass. US Sen. Kennedy gets Mexican high honor

May 20, 2010

BOSTON — The late Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy has been awarded Mexico’s highest honor for his lifelong support of immigrants and Mexican-Americans.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday presented the Order of the Aztec Eagle to Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy’s longtime Senate colleagues John Kerry of Massachusetts and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut also were present.

The award honors heads of state and other foreign dignitaries for distinguished service to Mexico or to humankind.

Kerry says Kennedy’s work as a champion of immigrants made it possible for many Mexican-Americans and others to find new homes in the United States.

Dodd says Kennedy understood the United States and Mexico had to work together on many issues.

To be accurate, this is the highest Mexican honor given foreigners. Native Mexicans get a different high honor, the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. (Where is the outrage?)

Also, to be truly accurate, it was announced that Mr. Kennedy was to receive this award back in 2008. 

From CNS:

Ricardo Alday, a spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., told Cybercast News Service that the award will be presented “at a time that is convenient to the senator.”

The presentation will laud Kennedy for his work on immigration, and “for (promoting) full political participation and increased access to health and education services for the Mexican-American community."

This last is certainly an understatement. Of course Mr. Kennedy should also be rewarded by the Democrat Party for leading one of its most aggressive voter drives in history.

Still, Mr. Kennedy does deserve proper recognition for his immigration work. After all, he is the man who brought the nation ‘immigration reform,’ in the guise of the Immigration And Nationality Act Of 1965.

About which, Mr. Kennedy solemnly promised:

First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same….

Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…. Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia….

In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think….

The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.

And this was just “legal immigration.”

We won’t even go into what Mr. Kennedy hoped to achieve with his efforts to push through (a second) ‘amnesty.’

Yes, what a “champion” he has been over the years. – For Mexico.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 21st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Ted Kennedy Gets Mexico’s Highest Honor”

  1. proreason says:

    How could we have missed predicting this.

    Surely Cuba will follow.

  2. BobonStatenIsland says:

    When I read the title of this piece I thought to myself, “Wow, Ted Kennedy had a Tequilla named after him?”.

  3. AmericanIPA says:

    Isn’t “Mexico’s highest honor” a bit like getting the best meal in the dumpster?

    • JohnMG says:

      Why is it that Kennedy just won’t go away? You’d think MADD would make him their poster-boy. Instead, Mexico lauds the sodden fool…..but, laughingly, not until after he’s dead.

      Personally, I think the “Mexican Shit-Bird” would have been more appropriate.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Right on!!

  4. Petronius says:

    If Liberals did not lie about everything they do, they would never have been elected to power.

    Senator Kennedy’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was not really an immigration law.

    Immigration implies that you come to join those who are already here. Rather than to occupy, colonize, and take over.

    In truth, Kennedy’s law might have been more accurately named: The Race-Replacement and Democrat Party Voter Registration Drive Act of 1965.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What has always confused me is that so many of them come here, that is, they LEAVE the land of their birth….then proceed to condemn the US, while reaping every freedom/right/privilege they can and simultaneously claim profound pride at being Mexican.

    So, why did you leave?

    “My government, she’s bad”

    “Oh, so you came to the US….why?”

    “Oh, senor, the American government, she is so kind…so very friendly….and they lets me works here….and I can then send the money back to meh-hee-co”

    “Oh, and you don’t see a problem with this?

    “What problem? My family, they needs the moneys…and when work is slow, I go back to meh-hee-co and veesit with my fameelee”

    “Oh, so, you are a money vacuum and everything you make here, you send back to you homeland.”

    “I see no other way, senor. I love my country….but the country….she is bad”

    “So, why did you leave…..again?”

    Then my head starts spinning around and falls off.

  6. canary says:

    Sham wow & micro-cleaning clothes finally put to use. Most of ran out of that cheap ribbon used in the other award.

    Ted Kennedy’s death made high school yearbook, (an opportunity to tell of the woman he left drowned in the dark lake. Don’t drink and drive. And Obamination’s noble peace price. Pics. Then hand out the ink pens.
    Great opportunity for arts & crafts to for our youth to know when it’s okay to draw mustaches & horns or snip out parts of a rip-off school book.

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