In his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, John Kerry defended America’s civil liberties during his talk with German students.
If you remember, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to defend the First Amendment after a U.S.-produced film depicting the Prophet Muhammad inflamed the Arab world.
“I know it is hard for some people to understand why the United States cannot or does not just prevent these kinds of reprehensible videos from ever seeing the light of day,” she said. “In today’s world with today’s technologies, that is impossible. But even if it was possible, our country does have a long tradition of free expression which is enshrined in our constitution and our law.
“And we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views no matter how distasteful they may be.”
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