Skip to comments.Freedom of speech is 'universal' right, Michelle Obama tells China
Posted on 03/22/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Amid a growing crackdown on Chinese dissidents, the US First Lady tells an audience in Beijing that the "questioning and criticism" of political leaders is crucial
Freedom of information, expression and belief should be considered "universal rights", Michelle Obama, the US first lady, told students in China on Saturday.
Speaking at Peking University on the second full day of a weeklong, bridge-building family tour of the country, Mrs Obama said: "It is so important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media."
"When it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information - we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet," Mrs Obama told an audience of around 200 students.
"My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it's not always easy.
"But I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Unless you’re a conservative.
She’s making political statements during a trip that we were told was a-political. I say the cost be deducted from zero’s pay.
Leftists always lie
She ought to give this speech to her husband.
How diplomatic of her. Spend two days in a country and then start preaching at them.
Yes, because this administration sets such a great example. /s
Well, except in the good ol’ US, where Schmucky Schumer and other grandees determine who is a “real” journalist.
[”My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy.”]
?.. Media and fellow ...?
that’s just within the 35% that approve of your fat commie asses sharing our oxygen.
“When it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and having open access to information - we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet,”
I thought this trip was not *political*.
Scuseme while I barf...the clownbamas would never lie to us, right?
That is of course, unless you believe that homosexuality is a sin.
"Especially, the NSA, they are striving to access information on every text, email, and phone call of American Citizens, oh, and China's too", Mrs Obama added with a devilish grin.
“universal right”...I believe the correct phrase should be ‘God-given right’. But I guess she just couldn’t bring herself to say that, just like her husband.
Or as long as you agree with her husband.
Yeah. The pot calling the kettle....
~My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy.~
It seems like liberal lie is an STD.
None more righteous than the newly converted
She be likin this Capitalistic Communism thing
Unless you're Christian, right Mooch? Or white? Or conservative? Or male? Or a vet?
In other words, it depends on what the meaning of "you" is.
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