Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sargent Shriver, Rest in Peace
Sargent Shriver passed away last week at the age of 95. The husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was most famous for being appointed the first head of the Peace Corps by United States President John Kennedy, his brother-in-law, as well as being the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1972.
As I posted about his wife, the foundress of the Special Olympics, upon her death (See my post from April of 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Rest in Peace), Shriver, a devout Catholic, was an unwavering and outspoken supporter of the right to life, one of the few remaining pro-life liberals in the Democratic Party who considered loving the most helpless human beings a matter of moral and ideological consistency.
May the example of the Shrivers inspire liberals and Democrats to unite with conservatives and Republicans in building a culture of life in America where the liberty of all human beings is protected.