Failed presidential candidate and failing Secretary of State John Kerry feels compelled to weigh in on the election.
Although his time running for office is almost over, he still wants to hijack important events in a futile attempt to undermine Donald Trump, the GOP front runner.
Hey John, how about you stop bothering the kids?
But no, during a commencement speech at Northeastern University, Kerry disrupted what should have been a special time of celebration, to crap on Trump.This was a moment to congratulate and encourage the next generation of leaders, not to spout his politic garbage.
Just how much did Hillary pay to get Kerry to do this?
Perhaps nothing. Perhaps Kerry is so deranged, he wanted to ruin this day for the kids. Or maybe this is the last time he’ll ever be in front of this many people, so he had to make it count.
From Washington Examiner:
Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States. “Many of you were in elementary school when you learned the toughest lesson of all on 9/11,” he said. “There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others.” (Washington Examiner)
Excuse me, was he speaking to the wall building association of America?
No, he was talking to a bunch of college graduates, who were not interested at politics at that moment. They want to celebrate this momentous achievement in their lives, get a pat on the back from a famous personality, and go eat dinner with their families.
They didn’t need to hear that kind of erroneous rhetoric from a failed politician.
But since he ruined the day with his ridiculous argument, let’s take the time to analyze it.
There are many reasons the Democrats are scared of Trump, but Kerry honed in on the wall. He claims that because the terrorists used airplanes to kill Americans on 9/11, that a wall across Mexico won’t do anything.
For one, he’s right. A wall can’t stop an airplane. But since 9/11, security at airports around the world has improved drastically, to the point where many terror attempts have been thwarted.
We can say that America and other countries have done a great job in the last 15 years at keeping airports safe (for the most part). But there are other threats to national security Kerry–ahem, the Secretary of State–is ignoring.
An estimated 11.3 million illegals entered the U.S. in 2014. We know that this glaring flaw in our national security has invited ISIS terrorists to sneak into our country. They don’t need airplanes to do it, the border is practically open. Kerry knows this better than anyone else. Although a wall is a big step in preventing illegal entry into our country, it will certainly be more effective than doing nothing at all.
Kerry also seemed to dismiss the importance of national borders, and said technology has reshaped the world into one that the U.S. must engage at the risk of being left behind. (Washington Examiner)
Yes, Mr. Kerry, we all have iPhones now. Will wonders never cease?
That doesn’t mean simple, pragmatic approaches to national security won’t work. What good will your technology do when you can’t get over a thirty foot wall?
Terrorists are notoriously low-tech; in fact, that’s one of their advantages. They use our resources against us. They won’t get very far with a massive wall in the way.
Allen B West had some insight on walls:
Just a short history lesson for SecState Kerry if I may… China built a “Great Wall” when they were concerned about the invading Mongolian hordes. Israel built a security wall in order to stem the flow of Islamic terrorism emanating from the Fatah (PLO) controlled territory. Heck, there’s even a wall around the Vatican. (Allen B West)
Not to mention the fences and walls people put around their homes do a good job of keeping them safe.
Let’s cycle back around to the real crime in this story. We know Kerry’s words are as powerless as they are meaningless. The Secretary of State knows he has precious few months left in power.
I doubt they’ll be many seats open for him regardless of who becomes president. He has no business weighing in on Trump’s campaign, especially at a graduation.
Those students deserved a speech that would challenge and equip them. They deserved a speech filled with inspiring quotes, stories, and nuggets they could take with them into the future.
Instead they got a doddering old man spouting politic jargon that did nothing but upset, incite, and distract. Those graduates deserved better. Our country deserves better.
Source: Allen B West