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house Bill H. Res. 393

Should the House Express Solidarity with the Pro-Democracy Protesters Who Were Exiled by China After Tiananmen Square in 1989?

Argument in favor

The 1989 pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and elsewhere in China, were brutally suppressed by the Chinese military. Thirty years later, the Chinese government censors discussion of these events and prohibits their teaching in schools. This resolution would call on the government to end these practices and let Chinese people learn about and discuss Tiananmen.

burrkitty's Opinion
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06/04/2019
Yes yes warm fuzzies all around, well done. NOW GO DO YOUR REAL WORK. Once again, these “expressing the sense” bills DO NOTHING. Stop the grandstanding and DO YOUR JOB!
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Stephanie's Opinion
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06/02/2019
You bet! Only an authoritarian dictatorship would choose to abuse their people for having or expressing their points of view.
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Joey's Opinion
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06/04/2019
I really have a hard time seeing any negative in this. America is a nation of many different backgrounds, and we are the leader of the free world. If we extend a hand of democracy to the ones fighting for it, it will show that democracy wins over dictatorship.
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Argument opposed

What the Chinese government says or does within its borders is a domestic matter that the House shouldn’t meddle in. Even if the U.S. government disagrees with the Communist Party’s suppression of discussion about Tiananmen, it’s overreach for the House to try to tell another sovereign government how to conduct its domestic affairs.

Gingersnap's Opinion
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06/05/2019
China needs to handle it's own affairs , not us.
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Jason's Opinion
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06/05/2019
We already did when that all happened. What a waste of time and tax dollars! No wonder it's called Congress, because you're all monkeying around and acting like a bunch of baboons! Address the real issues!
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Bwana's Opinion
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06/05/2019
All of the pompous pedantic resolutions take time. One word Congress: Focus. Health care. Immigration. Debt. Quit picking the low-hanging fruit.
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    Yes yes warm fuzzies all around, well done. NOW GO DO YOUR REAL WORK. Once again, these “expressing the sense” bills DO NOTHING. Stop the grandstanding and DO YOUR JOB!
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    China needs to handle it's own affairs , not us.
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    You bet! Only an authoritarian dictatorship would choose to abuse their people for having or expressing their points of view.
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    I really have a hard time seeing any negative in this. America is a nation of many different backgrounds, and we are the leader of the free world. If we extend a hand of democracy to the ones fighting for it, it will show that democracy wins over dictatorship.
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    We’re killing dissent here so why don’t we support dissent in the country’s who want to own us. Maybe it will empower us to stop medicare create change, stop discrimination based on any ground and create an ecological plan that sustains the world and its myriad people
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    We already did when that all happened. What a waste of time and tax dollars! No wonder it's called Congress, because you're all monkeying around and acting like a bunch of baboons! Address the real issues!
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    All of the pompous pedantic resolutions take time. One word Congress: Focus. Health care. Immigration. Debt. Quit picking the low-hanging fruit.
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    Yes yes warm fuzzies all around, well done. NOW GO DO YOUR REAL WORK. Once again, these “expressing the sense” bills DO NOTHING. Stop the grandstanding and DO YOUR JOB!
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    Why doesn’t Congress “do” something to honor their sacrifice, like outlining regulations regarding ethical journalism (see U.K. for details), or put an end to Fox News (state run propaganda) being used as a trusted new source in our local broadcast: morning/evening news reports, and/or examine the US’ own GINI coefficient...
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    ”The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men [and women] to do nothing”, Edmund Burke. Yes, authoritarianism should never be supported in any form. It is not our jobs to be world police, but unfortunately China is worse now than it was then, leaning more and more into fascism, hate, censorship, and general human rights abuses. That should not be allowed anywhere on this “civilized” Earth!
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    Democrats in Congress should express support for democracy and democratic movements in this country and around the world. Republicans may not support democracy for all people, given their support for a demagogic president, but that’s why they are destined to be a party that represents a minority of voters in this country.
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    Yes, the House was elected by the people to stand up to dictators and the enemies of free speech and free protest. They should voice support for Democracy on this very tragic anniversary.
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    America was founded on principles of democracy and freedom and throughout history we have supported movements for democracy. We no doubt need good relations with the Chinese, but what good are American values if we don’t stand up for it?
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    It’s important that the US express solidarity with any nation that threatens free speech.
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    Patriotic Americans should always stand up for freedom and democracy!
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    Yes, we need to show that we are still a compassionate country.
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    Anyone who exercises peaceful protest on behalf of democracy and natural human rights should be fully encouraged. This show of support for those who participated in the protests at Tiananmen encourages participation in democracy and peaceful demonstrations for natural human rights stateside and world wide.
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    Yes we should express solidarity. The people there deserve the right to freedom. People are not tools to be used and thrown away. We should support their people.
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    Duh????
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    It never hurts for the US to condemn evil Communist and Socialist countries and there "state before people" approach to governing.
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