The following is an excerpt from Jeryl Bier | June 2, 2016 | Weeklystandard.com |
Celebrating the start of National Ocean Month Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to students at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. The group he addressed included the Chesapeake Bay Regional Champions of the Ocean Science Bowl, as well as the winners of the National Science Bowl.
Perhaps sensing the students' curiosity about his presence, Kerry posed a question near the beginning of his remarks:
But I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Okay, why is the Secretary of State of the United States of America, in an age where we have terrorism and we have several wars going on at the same time – why are we focused on the oceans, and what does that have to do with my life every single day?"
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