Former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice attends the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, ADIPEC, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told members of Southern Utah University’s Class of 2022 that if they should question the freedoms Americans enjoy, they should find inspiration in the Ukrainian people’s “fierce defense of their rights” in their ongoing fight against Russian invaders.

“If you find yourself at any moment sour for even one moment on the power and the blessings of the rights that we enjoy, the right to say what we think, to worship as we please, to be free of the knock of the secret police at night, and the arbitrary power of the state, and to have the right to choose those who would govern us, just watch the news these days just for a moment and find inspiration from peoples who are willing to die for the rights that we have,” said Rice, featured speaker for the university’s 123rd annual commencement ceremony Friday.

It demonstrates “that there is nothing like the blessing of liberty. Look to their example, as an affirmation of freedom and its power,” said Rice, who is considered an expert on the Soviet Union.


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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


Condoleezza Rice: Ukraine’s ‘fierce defense’ testifies to ‘blessing of liberty’

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