We have the right to be stupid

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by CaptainObvious, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Thanks for pointing out the obvious John. You and your boss make a living because of stupid people.
    On a more serious note, is this the kind of guy we want representing us? However true his statement, you would think he could manage to choose his words more carefully. Looks like the apology tour continues. We're so sorry, you'll just have to put up with us awhile longer until Comrade Obama can bring that commie hope and change we know everyone wants.

    BERLIN (Reuters) - 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. "And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.
     
  2. pspr

    pspr

    Kerry is pretty stupid himself. Especially evidenced in his other statement that he sees a diplomatic path with Iran.

    Iran sees another foolish American to use their delaying tactics on.
     
  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    A right Kerry and company exercise frequently.
     
  4. While we're on the subject of stupid, take a look at this. Beyond the obvious scare tactic and the supreme idiocy of releasing criminals back on to the streets, why are we paying over a thousand dollars a week to warehouse illegals waiting deportation? I'll bet we can find many a truck driver that will haul them back to Mexico for a one time charge of 500 bucks a head.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.

    Gillian Christensen, an ICE spokeswoman, said ICE has reviewed "several hundred cases" of immigrants being held in jails around the country and released them in the last week. They have been "placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release," she said.

    Christensen said the agency's "priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety." She did not say how released immigrants were selected or what jails they were released from.

    Tuesday's announcement of jail releases is the first tangible impact of the looming budget cuts for DHS.

    The Obama administration has been issuing dire warnings about the impact of the sequestration and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters at the White House Monday that across-the-board cuts would impact the department's core operations, including border security and airport screening operations.

    She also warned that DHS might not be able to afford to keep the 34,000 immigration jail beds mandated by Congress.

    "I don't think we can maintain the same level of security at all places around the country with sequester as without sequester," said Napolitano, adding that the impact would be "'like a rolling ball. It will keep growing."

    According to the National Immigration Forum, it costs the government about $164 a day to keep an illegal immigrant facing deportation jailed. In a report on immigration detention costs last year the advocacy group said costs for supervised release can range from about 30 cents to $14 a day.
     
  5. Criminals ??? you mean the guy who mows your yard or real criminals like car theives and robbers? I don't think they would release real criminals, but I could be wrong. Most of the real criminals are held in county and state jails before deportation aren't they.? If you think you can handle due process any more effeciently you should run for the local sherrif where you live. It's probably a lot more complicated than it looks from the outside.

    I agree it's a scare tatic and political from the administration.
     
  6. Oh, brother.....this guy is going to be a dandy sec. of state. America.......behold your new leadership.......lmao!
     
  7. jem

    jem

    and the fact that this crew got elected is proof.






     
  8. pspr

    pspr

    Exactly. They are going to make Sequestration look as hurtful as possible. Instead of cutting 2.5% of fat out of their budgets they will make cuts that don't make sense. This is the biggest farce Obama has perpetrated on us in a long time (well, since early January).

    We need to cut a lot more than 2.5% out of the budget to keep from reaching default.

    Who could support Obama's lies? We need to make many more cuts after this. Sequester is a drop in the bucket of what needs to be cut.
     
  9. "Gillian Christensen, an ICE spokeswoman, said ICE has reviewed "several hundred cases" of immigrants being held in jails around the country and released them in the last week. They have been "placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release," she said.

    Christensen said the agency's "priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety." She did not say how released immigrants were selected or what jails they were released from."

    Why does a illegal who has done nothing but cross the border illegally need to be detained for weeks on end? Just deport them. The ones they're detaining that long have committed other, more serious crimes. Bottom line is they're letting criminals loose.
     
  10. Ricter

    Ricter

    Hope and change are "commie"? That makes Romney a commie, too.
     
    #10     Feb 26, 2013