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

By John Kerry

John Kerry has had a impressive lifestyles and is among the Most worthy public servants in the USA this day, having come to the vanguard of nationwide attention as a veteran talking out opposed to the Vietnam warfare simply after he again from front traces. he's the most strong leaders of the Democratic occasion and-with a fierce landmark presidential crusade looming prior to the 2004 election-could someday develop into the main strong guy on this planet. As an intruder 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 provider, Kerry officially introduces himself to the state. In a publication wealthy with autobiographical information that designate the reviews in the back of the guidelines, Kerry deals his imaginative and prescient for the US.

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We should ask Americans to think of the federal budget not as a dispenser of benefits and a confiscator of wealth but as a balance sheet of investments that we as a people have decided are important enough to tax ourselves to make. We should ask Americans to think of our foreign policy not just as a projection of our influence and our military power but of our principles and our freedoms. We should ask Americans to think of the impending crisis in the Social Security and Medicare system not as a problem affecting the pocketbooks of seniors but as an intergenerational challenge to our willingness to lay aside a portion of our wealth for future needs we know that we will soon have.

I believe America’s destiny is to become a living testament to what free human beings can accomplish by acting in unity. The administration currently in the White House apparently believes we can’t accomplish anything together other than waging war. That’s the contrast I will constantly draw during this campaign, and it’s one that will give Americans a clear, even stark, choice in November of 2004. 15 John Ke rry ✯ Every successful political message conveys three things: values and goals, then ideas or proposals to reach those goals.

Franklin Roosevelt was elected to tackle the Great Depression and put America back to work, but soon had to respond to Pearl Harbor and marshal the nation’s might from Normandy to Iwo Jima. And John Kennedy didn’t try to change the subject of the debate when General Eisenhower’s vice president brought up foreign policy. He challenged America globally—insisting that we do more and that we do certain things not because they were easy but because they were hard. That is the standard of leadership, engagement, and vision that defines our party and that must now be our standard if we are to lead this nation once again.

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