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    U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution - CNN.com

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."

    1 of 3 The resolution was approved by 405 lawmakers, while one -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas -- voted against it. Two others, Reps. Brad Ellsworth, D-Indiana, and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, voted "present."

    Speaking shortly after the resolution passed, Pence called it a message from Americans to the Iranian people.

    "As Americans have done throughout our history, this Congress today, on behalf of the American people, has spoken a word of heartfelt support to all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law," he said.

    He urged U.S. senators to support the identical resolution that Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, introduced Friday.

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    Right on...from my post in the "Iran Riots" thread, here is the House language.

    111th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. RES. 560

    Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    JUNE 18, 2009

    Mr. BERMAN (for himself and Mr. PENCE) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    RESOLUTION

    Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law, and for other purposes.

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

    (1) expresses its support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law;

    (2) condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias, as well as the ongoing government suppression of independent electronic communication through interference with the Internet and cellphones; and

    (3) affirms the universality of individual rights and the importance of democratic and fair elections.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    I wonder why Ron Paul voted against it?
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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    I wonder why Ron Paul voted against it?
    because it amounts to intervention

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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    because it amounts to intervention
    If he thinks that, I understand why he voted against it. I would too if I thought that.
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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    If he thinks that, I understand why he voted against it. I would too if I thought that.
    What is the point of such legislation if it isn't to influence internal affairs of a sovereign nation?

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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    What is the point of such legislation if it isn't to influence internal affairs of a sovereign nation?
    Because it takes tax payer dollars for Congress to verbally support events.




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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    If he thinks that, I understand why he voted against it. I would too if I thought that.
    Yep, and good for Paul. Of course this will be used against him based on misinformation.
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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    There is a difference between morally and verbally supporting freedom, and interventionism involving U.S. forces and dollars.

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    Re: U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for Iranian resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    What is the point of such legislation if it isn't to influence internal affairs of a sovereign nation?
    That is not the same as intervention. What we did with the Shah is intervention. What we did to aid Saddam against Iran when Saddam was our buddy and all around good dictator is intervention. Merely stating that you support Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law is not intervention. But like I said, if he views it as such I may disagree, but I can admire the consistency of his views in that regard. Likewise, CNN getting the word out is not intervention. It's merely support for free speech.
    Last edited by stekim; 06-19-09 at 05:08 PM.
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