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John Kerry explains his career: “In America, you have a right to be stupid”

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Maybe the next four years won’t be so bad after all. Sure, everything’s falling apart, but at least we can laugh at John Kerry every time he opens his mouth.


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.

Ha ha ha! Oh, good stuff. He was for being stupid before he was against it.

Hey, since when does the Supreme Court allow anybody to express their opinion? Do people in other countries really think we have to make sure it’s okay with the Supreme Court before we say anything? Maybe they really do think that. Well, the right to be stupid is universal.

And now, in honor of our awesome new Secretary of State and all the entertainment he’s going to provide us:

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Jim Treacher