Christopher Reeve was more than just an actor, he was the very symbol of what was wrong with our domestic polices. He made it a point to remind us that each and every american is one freak accident away from having to rely on the government to support us. Here he was, a rich and sucessful actor; taking his time in selecting the roles he wants to play, while taking time off to have fun with his wife and children. Everything was perfect; the ideal wife, the ideal children, the ideal lifestyle. Then one day he decides to step outside and go for a ride on his favorite horse... A simple decision a ultimatey cost him his life. Christopher Reeve's efforts to push for stem cell research was extrordinary. He didn't flip/flop on his position; the government DOES have an obligation to help those who cannot help themselves, medically as well as financially. The anger I feel from his death lies within the fact that most of our medical and financial programs are being delayed or stopped; primarly out of paranoid politics. Welfare- Are the applicants "con artists"? Food Stamps- Are they taking food out of my mouth? Universial medicare- Will I get incompetent treatment? Stem cell research- The next "1984"? Marijuana research- A win for the Drug Dealers? Human organ cloning- The breeding of the "ultimate race" of humans? I have some bad news for you; these programs are running right now in various countries. To have the most advanced nation on earth, the United States, not at the forefront of all of these programs, makes me sick to my stomach. Learn from the death of "Superman" and make the right choices in November. Remember, you are one accident away... See you at the big house Superman.