Defending The Right To Vote For Obama

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Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have “right to be stupid”

Secretary of State John Kerry offered a defense of freedom of speech, religion and thought in the United States on Tuesday telling German students that in America “you have a right to be stupid if you want to be.”

“As a country, as a society, we live and breathe the idea of religious freedom and religious tolerance, whatever the religion, and political freedom and political tolerance, whatever the point of view,” Kerry told the students in Berlin, the second stop on his inaugural trip as secretary of state.

“People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another,” he added.

“The reason is, that’s freedom, freedom of speech. In America you have a right to be stupid – if you want to be,” he said, prompting laughter. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.

“And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that’s a virtue. I think that’s something worth fighting for,” he added. “The important thing is to have the tolerance to say, you know, you can have a different point of view.”


Amusing as it sounds, he’s right. Of course everybody thinks it those other guys that are the stupid ones.

On the other hand it’s not really the kind of message we want our chief diplomat to be spreading to the world.


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41 Responses to Defending The Right To Vote For Obama

  1. votermom says:

    As I’ve been saying, Obama’s picked the wrong woman to be Secretary of State this time.

  2. votermom says:

    Heh

  3. HELENK says:

    between Kerry and Joey Gaffes the anti-americans who mentored backtrack and those who put him in a place to do the most harm, must be laughing their a$$es off

  4. swanspirit says:

    I always thought Kerry was long on face , short on brain space .

  5. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Once had a mare with shorter distance twixt forelock and teeth, but that’s not important.

  6. votermom says:

    What she said.

  7. votermom says:

    Flabbergasting if true.

    • votermom says:

      There are two reasons why Christianity has displaced Judaism as the world’s most persecuted religion. One, obviously, is increased persecution of Christians, which stems largely from the rise of radical Islam: Though non-Islamic countries like China also repress Christians, only radical Islamists kill them wholesale. The other is that today, Jews face less persecution than ever before in history. And that is entirely due to the existence of the State of Israel.

      Were hundreds of thousands of Jews still scattered throughout the Islamic world, as was true a century ago, they would assuredly face persecution no less severe than Christians do. But they aren’t, because most have relocated to Israel. In fact, for the last 64 years, any Jew anywhere who felt sufficiently threatened to want to leave his country has been able to find sanctuary in Israel, and Israel has repeatedly gone to great lengths to try to rescue those who want to leave but can’t.

      Many Christians, too, might like to leave places like Egypt or Iraq. But unlike the Jews, they have nowhere to go: No country on earth will automatically open its doors for them–with no questions asked and no numerical limitations–the way Israel does for Jews. And still less would any country do so for Jews if Israel didn’t exist.

  8. HELENK says:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/284923-biden-to-address-israel-lobby

    they are having joey gaffes address Israel lobby before backtrack’s trip to Israel.
    we do live in interesting times

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  11. HELENK says:

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/53286

    the fool who follows

    WOW this guy takes no prisoners

  12. votermom says:

  13. driguana says:

    Well for me, this pretty much confirms that we now officially have a one party republic. I had hoped that one day soon we would have a second party back in line and even a credible third party…..none of that is going to happen. With this cave on Hagel, those of us who are independent are toast. And for those who wished in previous posts today and yesterday for a return to a good Democratic Party, those days are gone as well.

  14. myiq2xu says:

    According to a commercial I just saw I think I may be suffering from menopausal weight gain.

  15. yttik says:

    Of course the concept Kerry is discussing is completely correct, but sheesh! Talk about being the wrong forum and the wrong job title to be promoting that idea. Sure, we tolerate neo nazis and radical Islamists who hate America to speak out without threat of political imprisonment, but that doesn’t mean we want to encourage, heck, invite them to take advantage of us!

    I’m sure Kerry wasn’t talking about Nazis and radical Islamists. I’m pretty sure he was probably referring to the Tea Party. What an idjit.

  16. HELENK says:

    saw this story at ace of spades first.

    we really have passed some stupid laws in this country

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-helium-balloon-environmental-crime-20130222,0,3220328.story

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      There’s a state trooper that sorta validates the whole sequestration meme. Maybe it IS a good idea.

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    The apology tour continues, right on schedule. 👿

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