Speaker Nancy Pelosi was at the NATO parliamentary assembly in Portugal on Monday to accept the Inaugural Women For Peace and Security Award.
During her lengthy speech, she uttered a phrase that was like a window into Pelosi’s psyche.
“When people ask me if you ruled the world, what one thing would you do?” she said. “I think about that a lot.”
She paused and then softened the disturbing statement.
“Or if any of us rule the world, what one thing would we do?” she added. “And that would be easy. It would be to prioritize the education of women and girls. It would make the biggest difference not only in their lives, their families, their communities, but to the world.”
Nancy Pelosi also hearkened back to the founding of the United States of America to make a statement about ‘saving our democracies.’
“And so when our Founders in our country – Mr. Connelly and my colleagues have heard me say this again and again, at the beginning of America’s revolution, in the dark days of the Revolution – forgive our friends from UK, they’ve heard me say this – to the time of Revolution, Thomas Paine said, ‘The times have found us,’” she said. “The times have found us, found them to declare independence, for to war – win a war, established a country. The times found them. Found Lincoln, when he kept our country together. Found our allies in World War II to protect freedom and democracy and to have peace, a peaceful world.”
“Well, not to place ourselves in the category of greatness of all of those people, but understanding the urgency of the challenges spelled out by the Speaker, by the President, by the Prime Minister and by all of you coming here for that purpose, the times have found us,” she added. “The times have found us to save our democracies. The times they found us to save our planet. The times have found us to ensure that the blessings of liberty and democracy are there, our planet that is intact, as we pass it on to future generations.”
It is interesting that a political leader who thinks ‘a lot’ about ruling the world is so concerned about ‘saving our democracies.’ Especially one that has $315 million in assets and who used highly suspect means to attain such wealth and power.
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