Michael Medved
In tribute to Ted Kennedy, the Levi’s Jeans company ran a full page newspaper ad featuring the late Senator’s promise that the dream shall never die and adding: Let us continue his legacy of faith in the people and faith in the work that has yet to be done.

Actually, Kennedy’s career displayed very little faith in the people since he consistently called for more federal regulation and higher taxes because he didn’t trust citizens to spend their own money. Aside from the surprising endorsement by a major corporation of a stridently partisan politician, the Levi’s ad demonstrates a distorted view of contemporary conflicts. It’s small government conservatives, not big government liberals like Kennedy, who display true faith in the people and trust ordinary Americans to make decisions with their own earnings without government supervision or confiscation.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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