NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.— John F. Kerry
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I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.
When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans.
The American spirit wears no political label.
In service to others and yes, in sacrifice for our country, there are no Republicans; there are no Democrats; there are only Americans.
Think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-all challenges that know no borders-the reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them.
I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.
I'm proud of my medals. I always was proud of them.
It's hard to believe that in the greatest democracy in the world, we need legislation to prevent the government from writing and paying for the news.
Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country.
You just don't invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests!
We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.
This fight against drilling in the Arctic Refuge is a fight about our principles. Its about standing up for our environment, our families and our future, and I wont give up this fight.
How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?
I don't know what compassionate conservative means.
Does it mean cutting kids out of after school programs, Does it mean drilling in the arctic wildlife refuge? Does it mean sending kids to Iraq without body armor that's state of the art?
Climate change is real. The science is compelling. And the longer we wait, the harder the problem will be to solve.
I saw how different life was on different sides of the same city.
I saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free. I saw the gratitude of people toward the United States for all that we had done. I felt goosebumps as I got off a military train and heard the Army band strike up 'Stars and Stripes Forever.'
What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States.
Our military deserves leadership that matches their service and patriotism.
Getting our troops the pay raise they deserve is the very least we can do to show how much we value everything they do for us.
You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text.
So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.
Values are not just words, values are what we live by.
They're about the causes that we champion and the people we fight for.
And now that the Greatest Generation is getting older, I think it is the responsibility of all Americans to make sure we do our part for America's seniors. You have earned the best of America -- and we need to make sure you get the protection and health care you deserve.
If we can't have a serious conversation without politicizing it on cable TV and making it a scoring point for one day, we're in trouble.
We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.
America has not led but fled on the issue of global warming.
If America can go to the moon, then in the decades to come we should not ever have to have young Americans sent to any part of the world to defend and die for America`s gluttony on fossil fuel.
America now stands as the world's foremost power.
We should be proud: Not since the age of the Romans have one people achieved such preeminence. But we are not Romans; we do not seek an empire. We are Americans, trustees of a vision and a heritage that commit us to the values of democracy and the universal cause of human rights.
Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska.
Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia by watching 'Rocky IV.'
Patriots don't go to Russia. They don't seek asylum in Cuba. They don't seek asylum in Venezuela. They fight their cause here. Edward Snowden is a coward. He is a traitor. And he has betrayed his country. And if he wants to come home tomorrow to face the music, he can do so.
This is deeply disturbing. Congress provided loans to help businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks, not to be used as an accounting gimmick to cover up this administration's failure to provide for small businesses.
Remember the hours after Sept. 11 when we came together as one...It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.
You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.
Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class.
I'm going to be honest with you - I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?
And it is time for those who talk about family values to start valuing families.
I figured out Karl Rove's political strategy -- make gas so expensive, no Democrats can afford to go to the polls.
I want to start by saying something nice about President Bush.
Of all the presidents we've had with the last name of Bush, his economic plan ranks in the top two.
The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself.
I think it was the right decision to disarm Saddam Hussein.
And when the president made the decision, I supported him, and I support the fact that we did disarm him.
I know something about killing. I don't like killing. And I don't think a state honors life by turning around and sanctioning killing.
I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty.
There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government.
Mitt Romney says he believes in America and that he will restore American exceptionalism. I have news for him, we already have an exceptional American as president and we believe in Barack Obama.
We must retool our nation to prepare for the challenge we already face to maintain our position in the global economy. And this much is certain: America will not have national security without economic security.
Unlike Washington, which is stuck in ideological gridlock, Americans feel the impact of climate change in their own hometowns and they know something must be done.
Medicare is paid for by the American taxpayer.
Medicare belongs to you. Medicare is for seniors, who many of them are on fixed income, to lift them out of poverty.
Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago.
America has everything most countries envy.
A Constitution which is the treasure of mankind, a strong military, natural resources of every kind. Above all, as Tocqueville said, a good people, which is what makes us great.