Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What Are You Doing For "Captive Nations Week?"

Hoist your flag high? I thought W was for smaller, not bigger government. Have a gander at his newest proclaimation:
Liberty is the path to lasting peace and the unalienable right of every man, woman, and child. During Captive Nations Week, we underscore our commitment to protecting human rights, advancing democracy and freedom, and ending tyranny across the globe.

Expanding freedom is a moral imperative, and today more people are free than ever before. Freedom is reaching around the world, and America is working side-by-side with new democracies in Liberia, Mauritania, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. The people of Kuwait held elections in which women were able to vote and run for office for the first time, and the elected parliament is exercising real influence with the government. We continue to stand firmly behind the citizens of Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq as they defend their democratic gains against extremist enemies. Many are making great sacrifices for liberty, and they deserve our steadfast support.

While there is progress in freedom's advance, nations such as Belarus, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Sudan, and Zimbabwe still oppress their citizens. My Administration recently created the Human Rights Defenders Fund to provide grants for the legal defense and medical expenses of democratic dissidents arrested or beaten by repressive governments. In addition, we have nearly doubled funding for democracy projects throughout the world. The American people believe that the flame for freedom burns in every human heart, and that light cannot be extinguished by governments, terrorists, or tyrants. During Captive Nations Week, we remember that human freedom is the key to achieving respect for all human rights.

The Congress, by Joint Resolution approved July 17, 1959 (73 Stat. 212), has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating the third week in July of each year as "Captive Nations Week."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 15 through 21, 2007, as Captive Nations Week. I call upon the people of the United States to reaffirm our commitment to all those seeking liberty, justice, and self-determination.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

Excuse me, Mr. President. How are we paying for those things mentioned in this proclamation? And dear reader, what do you plan to do to commemorate this "captive nations week?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Except in America

Bush: ''... today more people are free than ever before ...''

dozos_2 wrote:
This administration cares nothing about terrorism unless that terrorism can further their goals. They care nothing about the rule of law unless those laws can be used against their political foes. They care nothing about the will of the American people to such an extent that they are perfectly willing to steal elections. All they care about is personal power and money. That is it. If you can understand that then you will be able to understand all the stories coming out of Washington for the last six years. If you fail to understand that then you will be just like our hapless news media who continue to give the benefit of doubt to this administration and are in denial about the depths to which the Bushies will go to carry out their vision of America. Cheney told it to their faces when he said he needed to work on the "Dark Side" and they still refuse to see what is right in front of their noses.
7/10/2007 10:24:06 PM