|By Stephen Walker (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 4:10 am: Edit Post|
As a return volunteer from The Gambia, West Africa, I have long believed that sending a large percent of University students overseas as part of their education is a win-win situation. With Kerry's program, not only do the volunteers work for their education, which in this day and age a valuable goal, their overseas education in a foreign land is invaluable. Life overseas is something Americans must experience and understand in order to remain sympathetic and knowledgeable with the rest of the world. Today's youths I feel are becoming quite out of touch with the state of the world outside of America's borders.
|By anne (acc464b0.ipt.aol.com - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 6:56 am: Edit Post|
Bush had his chance - he has changed the world,
unfortunately for the worse. His support for the
Peace Corps has been little more than rhetoric.
His lack of a collaborative spirit is contrary to
the values of the Peace Corps.
|By Brian Allen (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 9:38 am: Edit Post|
Bush lies about his proposals. I trust Kerry.
|By Don Ostrom (cpe-24-26-164-101.mn.rr.com - 22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 10:15 am: Edit Post|
Bush in his foreign policy more than negates anything the Peace Corps could ever hope to accomplish. Pre-emptive war, developing new forms of nuclear weapons, unilateralism, no concern for the environment--he is the antithesis of what the Peace Corps stands for.
|By J. Dunlop (h-68-164-229-20.chcgilgm.dynamic.covad.net - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 10:36 am: Edit Post|
Bush's foreign policies, corporate greed and lies are creating terrorists, diminishing any good will represented by our Peace Corps volunteers. For the future of our world, support Kerry.
|By daniel (0-1pool136-13.nas12.somerville1.ma.us.da.qwest.net - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit Post|
Kerry is my vote, only out of default. I still will work with Dean to build a better democratic party.
But, I think Kerry could be more effective if he did not have the mean spirited folks biting away on other democrats. Let's face it, you won. Now, let's work together, because you are going to need our help, Michael Whouley and Mary Beth Cahill, everyone's help. We will lift our grudges if you come around to some of our ideas and solutions to government. You know we have a movement, you saw it at St. Anslem's College in New Hampshire.
Also, you could be become a better listener about the Peace Corps issues related to safety safety and separations. Many in the Congressional delegation are listening.
I'll have to eat crow on this one.
|By Jane Mortenson (cache-ra07.proxy.aol.com - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 11:12 am: Edit Post|
As a RPCV (Ukraine, '97-'99), I know the impact of one-on-one personal relationships among people of divergent cultures. More than ever, Peace Corps volunteers can "make a difference" and show the world that American generosity still exists and that America is still basically a peace-loving nation. That image in the world has been greatly tarnished by the current administration. I will do everything I can to replace Bush!!!
|By Richard Henrikson (host-69-19-179-230.rev.o1.com - 220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit Post|
Bush's foreign policy has made the US a warmonger in the eyes of most of the world. Everything he has done with (and to) emerging nations has been counter to the Peace Corps mission. It will take many years to undo what the Bush Administration has done. The Peace Corps can play an integral part in winning back our friends abroad if it continues to do what it does best: Teaching others to help themselves. Richard Henrikson, RPCV Paraguay 1997-1999.