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house Bill H. Res. 752

Should the House Condemn Iran’s Crackdown on Protests & Support the Iranian People’s Right to Free Expression?

Argument in favor

This bipartisan resolution would express the House of Representatives’ support for the Iranian people’s right to free expression and condemn the regime’s crackdown on legitimate protests.

Leslie's Opinion
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01/28/2020
The US can certainly express concern for freedom of speech but the best way to influence others is to practice it at home! Not hearing witness testimony in the Senate when it had been volunteered from a 1st hand witness is not exactly the way to promote free speech.
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jimK's Opinion
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01/28/2020
I think this is a fine statement of our beliefs as a country. I think it lacks credibility as does any of our belief's until our leadership walks their talk and leads by example instead of by our rhetoric. Until we can fix our problems at home, it is hard to imagine that any other country will take our statement of values very seriously. Still it is nice to list them so that we might live up to them once again in the future.
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Ticktock's Opinion
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01/28/2020
How can we condemn Iran when free and truthful speech is not protected here?
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Argument opposed

While it may be bipartisan, this resolution is non-binding and wouldn’t make any tangible policy changes that would punish the Iranian regime’s crackdown on protests or support the people’s right to protest.

Andrew's Opinion
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01/28/2020
I think we should address the ongoing assault to America's Freedom of speech and Freedom to protest. How hypocritical.
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Cheryl 's Opinion
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01/28/2020
Stay out of Iran’s freedom of anything. With this President in office, we can’t even say we have freedom of speech or freedom to protest. This president has no American values at all. We should not comment on other governments.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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01/28/2020
Stay the hell out of it. You have already screwed up Iraq and Afghanistan. I was totally afraid you were going meddle with Venezuela, thank god you didn’t. You need to focus on America not other countries.
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    The US can certainly express concern for freedom of speech but the best way to influence others is to practice it at home! Not hearing witness testimony in the Senate when it had been volunteered from a 1st hand witness is not exactly the way to promote free speech.
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    I think we should address the ongoing assault to America's Freedom of speech and Freedom to protest. How hypocritical.
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    I think this is a fine statement of our beliefs as a country. I think it lacks credibility as does any of our belief's until our leadership walks their talk and leads by example instead of by our rhetoric. Until we can fix our problems at home, it is hard to imagine that any other country will take our statement of values very seriously. Still it is nice to list them so that we might live up to them once again in the future.
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    How can we condemn Iran when free and truthful speech is not protected here?
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    Regarding freedom of expression, tell that to Pompeo re Mary Louise Kelly, NPR reporter.
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    Let's correct the assaults on Freedom of the Press, human rights and dignity, and the Authoritarianism present in our own country before telling anyone else what to do. As things stand now we haven't the moral high ground to tell anyone anything. Shameful but true.
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    We, as a country which is becoming a dictatorship, should NOT be commenting on the actions of other countries’ treatment of protesters especially when the Trump administration is starting to clamp down on the press ie not allowing reporters from CNN & NPR go on trips or be in briefings, that’s the start of a dictatorship where reporters aren’t allowed to to speak the truth to power thus being the same as Iran. When we get back to being the leader of the world instead of a 3rd world country we are under Trump, then we can comment on other countries’ activities.
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    It's just a resolution, this means nothing. Sure, sign it. The US claims to stand for democratic principles everywhere, this is a free way to make it known without putting any real investment into it. Sort of like how we actually support democratic principles and protest rights stateside, right, Lakota tribe XL pipeline protesters? (Obligatory /s for the Senators)
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    We have now screwed up the Iran nuclear deal for Iran and the entire world, the least we can do is condemn the government for cracking down on free speech. (Sarcasm). We are the idiots here.
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    Stay out of Iran’s freedom of anything. With this President in office, we can’t even say we have freedom of speech or freedom to protest. This president has no American values at all. We should not comment on other governments.
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    We should support free speech and the right to peacefully protest!
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    Maybe we should assassinate one of their generals?????
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    Stay the hell out of it. You have already screwed up Iraq and Afghanistan. I was totally afraid you were going meddle with Venezuela, thank god you didn’t. You need to focus on America not other countries.
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    Yes we should, and we should protect our right to protest as well
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    First we must stop crippling the Iranians by stopping our economic terrorism in Iran!! Next we need to stop committing war crimes against Iranian leaders in attempts to institute regime change! To have The House pass resolutions concerning the Problems we have caused in Iran continues to condemn us for our own state sponsored terrorism!!
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    Free speech and protest has always been integral in a democracy
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    And, while we are at it, why not support free speech locally?
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    Only when our own people in power start respecting our media! Moron & Pompous have not been exemplary in this regard?
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    While I agree that Iran’s crackdown on dissidents should be condemned, please let’s not be hypocrites. We have a Senate trial going on right now where Republicans do not want to allow witnesses to to testify!! Either actions are deplorable!
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    Why should we keep on poking Iran in the eye while remaining huge hypocrites by never addressing our “allies” abuses that are much worse! I’m referring to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain or for that matter the abuse of Palestinians at the hands of Israelis such as Benjamin Netanyahu?!!! How about all the assassinations of unarmed Palestinians protesting at the at the Gaza border fence!? Haven’t seen any suggestions about bringing that up as a point of contention?!!!
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