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Condoleezza Rice says Americans must feel like their government believes in them.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks with CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle Tuesday at CUNA GAC in Washington, D.C. (Photo by EPNAC.com)

Condoleezza Rice has met with some of the world’s most powerful people.

But the former U.S. Secretary of State believes the country is best “when we lead not just with power, but also with principle.” That includes focusing on individual well-being and ensuring people get what they need from the government.

“The United States of America can handle any foreign policy challenge if we’re stronger at home. Right now, at home, we’ve got some problems,” says Rice, who joined CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, another former President George W. Bush cabinet member, Tuesday at CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

While we face supply chain, economic, and political issues, what concerns Rice the most is more abstract.


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