Kerry's voting record reflects support for NAFTA, Big Media, welfare reform, Plan Columbia, Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF/September 2001), the USA Patriot Act, its 2006 and 2011 reauthorizations, national defense legislation, No Child Left Behind (to privatize public education), America's war on terror, military force against Iraq, Obama's war on Libya, ravaging Syria, targeting Iran, imposing tougher lawless sanctions, Israeli lawlessness, energy policies benefitting Big Oil, Obamacare, reduced food stamp funding, and freedom threatening cybersecurity legislation among other undemocratic measures.
He wants special forces death squad numbers doubled. He wants them deployed globally. He wants their role in America's war on terror enhanced.
He wants America's military modernized. He wants it better able to wage global wars. He wants stepped up intelligence gathering. He favors tougher anti-terrorist policies.
He supports offensive national missile defense. He's against cutting nuclear weapons below START levels.
He's hostile to Russo/Chinese ambitions. He endorses 9/11 Commission distortions. He wants its recommendations implemented. He has close Wall Street ties.
Sourcewatch said his extended family accumulated great wealth. His parents were upper-middle class. His maternal grandfather, James Grant Forbes, was born in Shanghai, China.
He got rich trafficking in opium and China trade. Kerry is distantly related to four US presidents and European royals. He and George W. Bush are distant cousins.
His father, Richard, worked for America's Foreign Service. He was also an attorney for the State Department's Bureau of UN Affairs. Kerry's mother, Rosemary, is a Forbes family member.
Kerry and George W. Bush both attended Yale. Kerry is class of 1966. He was president of Yale's Political Union. He belonged to Skull and Bones. So did Bush, his father, and grandfather.
In 1832, it was founded as an all-male secret society. Women were excluded until selectively admitted in the 1990s. Its headquarters building is called the Tomb.
Alumni include former presidents, Supreme Court chief justices, CIA officials, cabinet members, congressmen, senators, business leaders, and other prominent members of society.
Around 800 living ones remain.
It's Yale's elitist secret society. Members are carefully vetted. Alexandra Robbins is one, or was. She's a Yale class of 1998 summa cum laude graduate.
She broke Skull and Bones code of silence. Her "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power" discussed it. Members no longer talk to her. That means "I'm out," she says.
It's much more than a club. It exists only for itself and its enormous influence. Fifteen members are chosen annually. It may be America's most elite network. Inductees are considered potential future business, government, legal, and other type prominent leaders.
" Skull and Bones has curled its tentacles into every reach of American society," said Robbins. Its alumni reflect enormous power. It's increasing. Former members infest virtually "every major research, policy, financial, media, and government institution in the country."