The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, November 19, 2004

Every Child Protected Act

I like this. John Kerry has sent everyone on his e-mail list a request to sign a petition that will grant health care to the eight million children currently without any coverage.

From the letter:

"Normally, a member of the Senate will first approach other senators and ask them to co-sponsor a bill before it is introduced -- instead, I am turning to you. Imagine the power of a bill co-sponsored by hundreds of thousands of Americans being presented on the floor of the United States Senate. You can make it happen. Sign our "Every Child Protected" pledge today and forward it to your family, friends, and neighbors. . ."

Very cool. Even if it goes down to defeat, it will show how motivated the electorate is to fight for defenseless Americans, instead of the robber barons. Sign up, please.

On the downside, it looks like Kerry is planning another run. I wouldn't mind that too much, although the press (even a fair amount of the liberal press) is pretty down on the guy for that whole 'likability' thing. But hey, he got 49% of the vote against a wartime incumbent. Not too shabby.