In an article on freerepublic.com (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1910798/posts), "Condaleeza pledges support to Russian activists," Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice said she thinks "that there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin." How nice that she has the ability to spot Statism abroad. Now, if only someone could be kind enough to draw her gaze to her own homeland, so she could see how much power the President and the Executive branch now wield.
Condi has told human rights activists that she wanted to hear about their efforts to protect freedoms in Russia. It's interesting that Condi is so interested in the freedoms of Russian citizens, yet she has not brought up this subject here at home, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, where the unconstitutional and un-American "Patriot Act" is usurping the only document that protects the freedoms of all Americans--the Constitution.
"I am quite confident that your goal is to build institutions that are indigenous to Russia -- that are Russian institutions -- but that are also respectful of what we all know to be universal values," Rice told the activists. Is Condi promoting these same institutions here in the good old U.S. of A.? If she has, no one I know has ever mentioned it.
'Rice said there was too much concentration of power in the Kremlin and spoke of the need for independent institutions to counter-balance the Russian presidency,' the article stated. "There are questions about the independence of the judiciary. There are clearly questions about the independence of electronic media and there are, I think, questions about the strength of the Duma (lower house of parliament)." Condi, what about the independence of the State-run media here in the U.S.A.? How about making a statement here about how Congress has abdicated its powers of declaration of war to the President? Why does Congress cower before the President, and bow to him at his every beck and call? What about upholding the Constitution of the United States of America?
There is great hypocrisy here. "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." (Matthew 7:3-5, KJV)
The reason is simple. She won't bite the hand that feeds her.