The U.S. Home of Representatives handed a decision condemning socialism on Thursday, with almost all Republicans and half of the Democrats supporting it.
H. Con. Res. 9, a decision “Denouncing the horrors of socialism,” handed 328 to 86, with 14 Democrats voting current, and 6 members (three Republicans and three Democrats) not voting.
“This was a win for democracy,” Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., the daughter of Cuban exiles who represents Miami-Dade County and who sponsored the decision, instructed The Each day Sign in a press release Thursday.
“Because the consultant of town of Miami, and daughter of Cuban exiles, I say that this decision hits near dwelling for us all,” she added. “We all know that socialism solely brings distress, oppression, and exile, wherever it’s tried.”
The decision states “That Congress denounces socialism in all its varieties, and opposes the implementation of socialist insurance policies in the USA of America.”
It doesn’t particularly outline socialism, however describes “socialist ideology” as necessitating “a focus of energy that has time and time once more collapsed into Communist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictatorship.”
It defines the USA of America as based on an reverse perception: “the idea within the sanctity of the person, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its varieties is essentially and essentially opposed.”
The decision additionally attributes the deaths of “over 100,000,000 individuals worldwide” to socialism, together with 10 million individuals despatched to the gulags within the Soviet Union; between 15 million and 55 million ravenous within the wake of the famine attributable to the Nice Leap Ahead in China; 1 million individuals lifeless within the killing fields of Cambodia; and as much as 3.5 million individuals ravenous to dying in North Korea. It additionally notes that socialism devastated the once-thriving economies of Cuba and Venezuela.
“Each socialist is a dictator in disguise,” Salazar mentioned in remarks on the Home ground earlier than the vote. “In the present day, Cubans by the 1000’s, throw themselves to the sharks within the straits of Florida on the lookout for freedom and hoping to get to the district that I signify on this ground.”
“It’s a lie that socialism will clear up your issues, financial or social,” she added. “We can’t let this evil ideology take maintain on this nation.”
Many outstanding Democrats voted towards the decision, together with Reps. Julian Castro and Al Inexperienced of Texas, Jerry Connolly of Virginia, Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Summer season Lee of Pennsylvania, Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Lee responded to a gaggle of Democrats who condemned socialism by saying, “They’re going to name you socialists in any case.” Ocasio-Cortez retweeted her.
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