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Kerry defends liberties, says
Americans have "right to be stupid"

Reuters, by Arshad Mohammed & Jon Hemming

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/26/2013 10:14:45 AM

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.

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He sure represents that statement very well! And we thought Hillary was bad. What an embarrassment he is to this country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/26/2013 10:19:50 AM     (No. 9196911)

I feel like being "stupid" this morning.

I´m not reading anything written by someone named Arshad Mohammed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/26/2013 10:23:24 AM     (No. 9196923)

Did Kerry tell these students that he was in Viet Nam????

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/26/2013 10:26:55 AM     (No. 9196931)

Jon Cary was in Vietnam? Who knew?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: digger, 2/26/2013 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9196937)

What better example of his premise could he bring to the podium than himself?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/26/2013 10:34:55 AM     (No. 9196945)

Finally, an explanation as to why Teresa Heinz Kerry´s favorite tee shirt reads, "I´m with Stupid."



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Reply 6 - Posted by: confused, 2/26/2013 10:35:29 AM     (No. 9196949)

Americans have "right to be stupid"
They voted for him didn´t they?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 2/26/2013 10:40:20 AM     (No. 9196961)

Kerry went on to say, "And to be truthful, we (the administration) prefer you to be stupid. It so much easier to control you idiots when a few dollars and free phones ensure you will keep voting for us!"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 0658, 2/26/2013 10:40:44 AM     (No. 9196962)

Speaking for himself........

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/26/2013 10:41:10 AM     (No. 9196964)

"And I am the perfect example".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FLCracker, 2/26/2013 10:42:07 AM     (No. 9196968)

Wasn´t Jon Carry the one that said if you didn´t do well in school, you´d end up in the Army?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimmiet, 2/26/2013 10:43:21 AM     (No. 9196971)

This may very well be the instant he was born for!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/26/2013 10:44:11 AM     (No. 9196973)

We have a right to be stupid Benedict? Let´s review a few of your past public pontifications..."oldies but goldies":

-"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country."

-"If we don´t succeed, we run the risk of failure."

-"It´s time for the human race to enter the solar system."

-"The future will be better tomorrow."

-"For NASA, space is still a high priority."

And the tragedy? The above are just the "tip of the iceberg."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 2/26/2013 10:51:39 AM     (No. 9196997)

Almost sounds like he is laying the groundwork for another run at presidency.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/26/2013 10:53:09 AM     (No. 9197000)

Yes but he and most all Democrats abuse the right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/26/2013 11:08:08 AM     (No. 9197032)

Maybe the French had the right idea about the "aristocracy" back in the late 1700s.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 2/26/2013 11:20:09 AM     (No. 9197063)

This is rich! John fricken Kerry epitomizes one´s right to be stupid.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/26/2013 11:30:41 AM     (No. 9197085)

"Americans have the right to be stupid," and having John "Don´t You Know Who You Are Talking To" Kerry as their Secretary of State is living proof of that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ChazzPalm, 2/26/2013 11:30:59 AM     (No. 9197086)

Stupid in 2008...double-down stupid in 2012. First time Kerry has ever bben right!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RIsailor, 2/26/2013 11:31:55 AM     (No. 9197090)

I can´t quite figure out what he was trying to say - that other countries don´t let you be stupid? That he was a risk taker as a kid? That as a diplomat´s son that he was upper class?

This guy never worked a minute in the private sector - county prosecutor, lt. governor, senator, and twice married into money.

And he served in Viet Nam. What a guy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/26/2013 11:32:20 AM     (No. 9197093)

Jenjis John Kerry has a vested interest in the right to be stupid. Without stupidity on a mass scale, how would he survive in politics?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/26/2013 11:56:09 AM     (No. 9197134)

The traitor sure knows stupid!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: veritas, 2/26/2013 12:18:10 PM     (No. 9197171)

1. There are sure some inarticulate remarks in there by Kerry. Some "spokesman." [Maybe he´s a "spokesman" because he was so friendly with his bicycle?]

2. Right. Telling German students about a "right to be stupid" will really impress them. Uhhh, Jon? Did you know that, when all of England had only two universities, Oxford and Cambridge, Germany had fifty? And they were busy creating the "modern" university system of original research [not just rote "learning"] and hierarchical degrees? Didja, Jon?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Smart11344, 2/26/2013 12:31:10 PM     (No. 9197188)

Does any politician in Washington DC or for that matter ANY politician have an IQ above room temperature?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: grambo, 2/26/2013 12:34:00 PM     (No. 9197194)

In defense of horseface, he´s been living of a late Republican Senator´s money for years. That takes some intelligent chicanery.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: keekng, 2/26/2013 12:36:12 PM     (No. 9197204)

This guy makes Olbermann and Schultz sound intelligent.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/26/2013 12:36:34 PM     (No. 9197206)

He´s obviously speaking from a huge amount of personal experience!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Marzon, 2/26/2013 12:51:00 PM     (No. 9197229)

"I´m John Kerry and I´m stepping in doody!"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: janjan, 2/26/2013 12:55:59 PM     (No. 9197243)

A right not only vigorously exercised by Kerry himself but also the Republican Senators who fell over themselves and each other to confirm him.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/26/2013 1:11:01 PM     (No. 9197275)

And further, if stupidity was a crime, he´d already be buried under the jail.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 2/26/2013 9:18:11 PM     (No. 9198077)

Secretary of Stupid is very appropriate.

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