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Secretary Kerry’s “Stupid” Defense of Religious Liberty

Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 3:59 PM
I'm glad you and your sophisticated ilk are available to set us straight about how a Secretary of State should express his views. When I was young it was improper to say the word "stupid" at all. Now, of course, just about anything goes in prime time, and a Secretary of State sees no reason to conduct himself with any intellect or decorum. So Boehner encourages the Senate to get off its a$$, and Kerry schools the Germans about our right to be stupid. I just don't think these statements advances the causes of humankind.
Kenneth L. Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:01 PM
Sorry about my typo--just proving Kerry's point, I guess. Should be "...advance the causes..," of course.

Editors Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison

Secretary of State John Kerry was barely off the plane in Germany before he embarrassed himself—and all of us—with what is perhaps the worst defense of religious freedom ever offered. Kerry, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2004, said the United States protects religious freedom because: “In America , you have a right to be stupid.”

Sec. Kerry’s audience of German students laughed when he said that. He missed, of course, the perfect opportunity to share our deepest values with the rising generation that will have Europe ’s future in...