In China, Michelle Obama touts freedom of speech, religion

Irony Alert!

 

AFP
via Yahoo!News
3/22/2014

…”As my husband has said, we respect the uniqueness of other cultures and societies,” Obama told a crowd of about 200 students, most of whom were from the US.

“But 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,” she said.

“We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential as I was able to do in the United States.”

Obama’s words echoed remarks made last December by US Vice President Joe Biden, who told a group of American business leaders in Beijing that China “will be stronger and more stable and more innovative if it respects universal human rights”….

 

 

Read the entire article at Yahoo! News  Good comments section, too.

 

H/T Twitchy  ‘Tell that to your husband’: In China, Michelle Obama touts freedom of speech, religion, Internet

 

 

 

 

 

Related:  Bill Clinton defends American control of Internet domain name system

…”Whatever you think our country has done wrong, the United States has been by far the country most committed to keeping the Internet free and open and uninterrupted,” Clinton said at Arizona State University. ..

 

 

 

Update:  Boston.

 

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