A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America by John Kerry

By John Kerry

John Kerry has had a awesome existence and is likely one of the most useful public servants in the United States at the present time, having come to the leading edge of nationwide realization as a veteran conversing out opposed to the Vietnam struggle simply after he lower back from front strains. he's some of the most robust leaders of the Democratic occasion and-with a fierce landmark presidential crusade looming earlier than the 2004 election-could someday turn into the main robust guy on the planet. As an interloper between insiders within the U.S. Senate, John Kerry hasn't ever been afraid to conflict the political institution and struggle the fights that desire combating. Now, in a choice to carrier, Kerry officially introduces himself to the country. In a booklet wealthy with autobiographical info that specify the reports at the back of the guidelines, Kerry bargains his imaginative and prescient for the US.

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By limiting its foreign policy to military responses, the Bush administration sells America short and leaves us more vulnerable than we should be. S. armed forces. I fear they will prove to be hollow victories, however, unless we have an administration that knows how to match force with diplomacy and create a long-range strategy for collective security, the rule of international law, and the spread of democracy throughout the world. As a country we now face a choice that we faced many times during the last century—between isolation in a perilous world and engagement to shape the world.

Finally, the Bush administration is among the most bellicose in our history, determined to have a second term in the White House. To win this election in the face of such opposition we’re going to have to be especially self-disciplined, focused, and loyal to the broad interests of the nation. We can’t afford a self-indulgent campaign that congratulates us for our superior virtue as Democrats while alienating a majority of the voting public. We can’t treat the Bush administration’s errors and faults as self-evident; we will have to explain them in specific detail every day to voters who are as skeptical of us as they are of the Republicans.

To qualify, these countries should agree to drop their economic boycott of Israel, end all support for terrorists, and respect basic worker rights and environmental principles, as Jordan did in the bilateral trade agreement with the United States negotiated by the Clinton administration. That United States–Jordan agreement expanded Jordanian exports to the United States from sixteen million dollars to four hundred million dollars almost overnight, creating forty thousand jobs.

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