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Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have "right to be stupid"
reuters ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Arshad Mohammed

Posted on 02/26/2013 7:04:29 AM PST by kevcol

"The reason is, that's freedom, freedom of speech. In American 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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jerry; jfk; johnkerry; obama


In American you have a right to be stupid vote democraps like me into office.
1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:04:38 AM PST by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Unfortunately, the stupid people are all in Washington DC.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:06:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kevcol

“I think that’s something worth fighting for”

um.......

nevermind


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:08:45 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: kevcol

He should know...he’s the poster child of stupid....


4 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:18 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: kevcol

He is living proof...form follows function..


5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:26 AM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: kevcol
I Have A Right To Be Stupid!


6 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kevcol

He has exercised his right to be a gigolo, a liar, have bad memory, and have poor judgment - in addition to being stupid.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:12:14 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: kevcol

He took a page right out of Obama’s playbook.......take off on a taxpayer funded trip around the world and use it as a platform to insult the very people who paid for your trip. And just like Obama, the only apology he’ll offer is to our enemies.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 7:15:40 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: kevcol
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9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:19:30 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kevcol

Stupid = Not P.C.

Got it.

That’s the best the left can muster for the First Amendment. Second Amendment be damned....


10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:19:36 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: illiac

No. John Kerry is not stupid. He is a traitor. Sorry, John, but you don’t get a pass from me. You and Jane Fonda are unworthy of your American citizenship and should be deported. I saw video of your testimony before Congress. I know you talked to representatives of the North Vietnamese government in Paris while we were at war with them. I have a copy of your stinking book. You are a traitor.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:20:54 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: kevcol

That’s the only right the Democrats will fight to the death for because it keeps defectives like Kerry and Obama in office.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:22:55 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: kevcol

Unless you are a white, conservative Christian. Then you have no say.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:34 AM PST by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: kevcol

I hope that Kerry knows that in Germany it is a crime to deny the Holocaust and to use Nazi symbols. I wonder if he agrees with that or is he saying that Americans can do that without consequence because they have a right to be stupid.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 7:28:36 AM PST by kabar
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To: kevcol

Another choice comment from The Secretary of Stupid.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 7:30:07 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: kevcol

Don’t know this has to do with the State Dept, but you have the right to be stupid. You don’t have the right to be bailed out from your stupidity.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 7:41:11 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Fedupwithit

“He is living proof...form follows function..”

That would leave a real red mark if he understood it, but he would not get it.

Ouch...


17 posted on 02/26/2013 7:47:36 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: kevcol

ThAnk goodness we are represented now. And, how’bout them bulldogs?


18 posted on 02/26/2013 7:55:40 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: kevcol

Does Kerry give examples of Americans?


19 posted on 02/26/2013 7:59:34 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: kevcol
Mr. Sedition; Mr. Treason; Mr. Gigolo another administration poster child on the topic what is wrong with America.
20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:02:24 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kevcol

The people of Massachusetts prove his statement every election.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by THE_RAIDER
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To: kevcol

Yes, we have a right to be stupid, but a large proportion of the country (and an even larger proportion of elected officials) abuse that right.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:11:36 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

* abuses


23 posted on 02/26/2013 8:13:17 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: kevcol

Kerry makes full use of his rights.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 8:16:20 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: kevcol

Defending the stupidity of those who put Obozo into office, are we? What a schmuck.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 8:23:11 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: kevcol
Americans have "right to be stupid"


John Kerry, reporting for duty.

26 posted on 02/26/2013 8:27:26 AM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: kevcol
you have a right to be stupid - if you want to be

Well, there were enough people voting in Nov 2008 and 2012 to prove his point.

27 posted on 02/26/2013 8:33:31 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: kevcol

Spoken by a man who’s entire career depends on that premise.


28 posted on 02/26/2013 8:39:42 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: dfwgator
the stupid people are all in Washington DC.

Not so. Sacramento, Albany, Boston....

29 posted on 02/26/2013 8:49:09 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kevcol
In American you have a right to be stupid - if you want to be,"

And that is what libtards want. They presuppose that people are too stupid to make their own judgments and choices, and so they need the government to do it for them. If people become stupid because of the lousy education of government schools, that is part of the libtard plan.

30 posted on 02/26/2013 8:51:09 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: kevcol

Kerry shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him . . . the Dems depend on a stupid constituency . . . God bless his Yankee heart.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 9:15:25 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: kevcol

32 posted on 02/26/2013 10:27:00 AM PST by McBuff
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To: kevcol

Kerry has been abusing that right all his life.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 10:46:28 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
If I were you, I'd just move to Montana. Bring your pygmy pony too.

FMCDH(BITS)

34 posted on 02/26/2013 4:48:31 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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