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Kerry's 'Realism' Slips Into Callousness

jmcconnell Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 6:35 PM
Obviously you know nothing of farming. My relatives in Virginia received yearly checks for not growing certain crops certain years. This started under FDR you twit. The crisis in the 80's was relieved by the protests of the left( i.e. John Cougar and all the other farm aid concerts). It was to save the farmers loosing their farms. It was a liberal (traditional FDR) type cause. And congress and Reagan came around. That it might not have died by now is just another reason why ANY PROGRAM started by the government is always PERMANENT in reality.

WHEN IT COMES to foreign policy, John F. Kerry is no John F. Kennedy.

In his 1961 inaugural address, the 35th president of the United States declared that Americans would "pay any price, bear any burden" in their ongoing defense of liberty and human rights "at home and around the world." Like other presidents before and since – Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush – JFK believed that it was America's destiny to advance freedom and democratic self-government, and oppose the world's tyrants. This is the "idealist" approach to US foreign policy.

Kerry sees America's role differently. For nearly...