[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Though the U.S. has been a beacon of hope for millions and has done more to promote freedom for the world than any other nation, the Obama Administration has repeatedly apologized to the world for the supposed crimes of the U.S. and has thoroughly denied American exceptionalism at virtually every opportunity.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the newly-released report on human rights around the world. The annual report covers 2014 and is nearly a half-year late and details the state of human rights in other countries. To head-off possible criticism, Kerry asserted that the U.S. has no moral highground considering America’s racial discord.
“My advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to look at the practices of their country, and to recognize that the way to alter what the world thinks and the way to change these judgments is to alter what is happening in those countries,” he said.
“That is the advice that we also give to ourselves,” Kerry continued. “There is nothing sanctimonious in this. There is zero arrogance. And we couldn’t help but have humility when we have seen what we have seen in the last year in terms of racial discord and unrest.”
“So we approach this with great self-awareness. But we also understand that when human rights is the issue, every country, including the United States, has room to improve,” he said. “And the path to global respect always begins at home.”
“[A]s we issue these reports, we recognize that American history, too, has been marked by human rights failings. The United States does not speak from a position of arrogance or self-righteousness,” he wrote on a State department blog.
“As President Obama explained last week, ‘America never makes a claim about being perfect. We do make a claim about being open to change … It’s precisely because we’re imperfect that we believe it’s appropriate for us to stand up.’”
Yes, America is imperfect. However, when chronicling the human rights of despotic regime, there can be no comparison and Kerry and the rest of the Obama Administration should act accordingly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]