The Man Makes Some Sense

English: Vladimir Putin, the second President ...

English: Vladimir Putin, the second President of Russia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most American Presidents have been good orators. Our current leader is tauted as being a great orator. I claim he is a good reader. When he speaks extemporaneously, he makes no sense, but he uses a lot of words to do it. I was surprised when I read this interpreted speech given by Vladimir Putin to the Russian Duma (Congress). He made sense and used very few words to do so.  There may be some hope for Russia yet. Now, if we could only have some hope for our leaders in America.
Vladimir Putin’s Speech – 02/04/13
Perhaps this is one time our elected leaders should pay attention . . . .
On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
“In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a standing ovation for five minutes.

3 Responses

  1. Quite forthright. Unfortunately it is a complex world. If banning minorities and immigrants was the key to everlasting prosperity and happiness of one’s people, I am sure many politicians would do it.

  2. Now if he only supported freedom he would be great. Locking up people for speaking their mind is his weakness. I can tell by this speach that Putin is a Nationalist. Unfortunately, many nationalists are Communists/Socialists or extreme right wingers who just love power and can’t stand to hear someone who has views opposed to their own. I don’t like liberals’ points of view, but I definitely don’t demonize them or criminalize them. Nationalism can be a good thing.

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