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H.Con.Res. 9: Denouncing the horrors of socialism.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 27, 2023 (Preprint (Rule)).


                                                                       118TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                            H. CON. RES. 9
                                                                                                      Denouncing the horrors of socialism.

                                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                   JANUARY 25, 2023
                                                                       Ms. SALAZAR (for herself, Mr. SCALISE, Ms. FOXX, Mr. MASSIE, Ms.
                                                                           MALLIOTAKIS, Mr. WEBSTER of Florida, Mr. BERGMAN, Mr. GOSAR,
                                                                           Mrs. GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN, Mr. GAETZ, Mr. NORMAN, Mr. JACKSON of
                                                                           Texas, Mr. BISHOP of North Carolina, Mr. RESCHENTHALER, Mr. HUNT,
                                                                           Mr. NEWHOUSE, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. WALTZ, Mr. GIMENEZ, Mrs. MILLER
                                                                           of Illinois, Mr. CLYDE, Mr. ISSA, Mr. JOHNSON of Louisiana, Mr.
                                                                           GRAVES of Louisiana, Mr. STEWART, Ms. TENNEY, Mrs. CAMMACK, Mr.
                                                                           HILL, Mr. MCCLINTOCK, Mr. JOYCE of Ohio, Mr. BALDERSON, Mr.
                                                                           CARL, Mr. LAMALFA, Mr. OWENS, Ms. STEFANIK, Mr. NEHLS, Mr.
                                                                           FEENSTRA, Mr. LATURNER, Mr. JORDAN, Mr. ELLZEY, Mr. RUTHER-
                                                                           FORD, Mr. TIMMONS, Mr. POSEY, Mr. TONY GONZALES of Texas, Mr.
                                                                           KUSTOFF, Mrs. MILLER-MEEKS, Mr. HUDSON, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr.
                                                                           WITTMAN, Mr. BUCHANAN, Mr. MOOLENAAR, Mrs. BICE, Mr. SESSIONS,
                                                                           Mr. FRY, Mr. GOODEN of Texas, Mr. MORAN, Mr. WOMACK, Mr.
                                                                           AMODEI, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. GALLAGHER, Mr. WILLIAMS of Texas, Mr.
                                                                           CALVERT, Mr. WEBER of Texas, Mr. OGLES, Mrs. FISCHBACH, Mr. BUR-
                                                                           GESS, Mrs. MCCLAIN, Mr. DIAZ-BALART, Mr. LUTTRELL, Mr. BUCK, Mr.
                                                                           MOORE of Alabama, Mr. BAIRD, Mr. SELF, Mr. BOST, and Mr. GUEST)
                                                                           submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the
                                                                           Committee on Financial Services

                                                                               CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
                                                                                                Denouncing the horrors of socialism.

                                                                       Whereas socialist ideology necessitates a concentration of
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                                                                          power that has time and time again collapsed into Com-

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2 munist regimes, totalitarian rule, and brutal dictator- ships; Whereas socialism has repeatedly led to famine and mass murders, and the killing of over 100,000,000 people worldwide; Whereas many of the greatest crimes in history were com- mitted by socialist ideologues, including Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, and Nicolás Maduro; Whereas tens of millions died in the Bolshevik Revolution, at least 10,000,000 people were sent to the gulags in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and millions more starved in the Terror-Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine; Whereas between 15,000,000 and 55,000,000 people starved to death in the wake of famine and devastation caused by the Great Leap Forward in China; Whereas the socialist experiment in Cambodia led to the kill- ing fields in which over a million people were gruesomely murdered; Whereas up to 3,500,000 people have starved in North Korea, dividing a land of freedom from a land of destitu- tion; Whereas the Castro regime in Cuba expropriated the land of Cuban farmers and the businesses of Cuban entre- preneurs, stealing their possessions and their livelihoods, and exiling millions with nothing but the clothes on their kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS backs; •HCON 9 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 23:42 Jan 25, 2023 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6300 E:\BILLS\HC9.IH HC9
3 Whereas the implementation of socialism in Venezuela has turned a once-prosperous nation into a failed State with the world’s highest rate of inflation; Whereas the author of the Declaration of Independence, President Thomas Jefferson, wrote, ‘‘To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal in- dustry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to every one of a free exer- cise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.’’; Whereas the ‘‘Father of the Constitution’’, President James Madison, wrote that it ‘‘is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the serv- ice of the rest’’; and Whereas the United States of America was founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its forms is fun- damentally and necessarily opposed: Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 2 concurring), That Congress denounces socialism in all its 3 forms, and opposes the implementation of socialist policies 4 in the United States of America. Æ kjohnson on DSK79L0C42PROD with BILLS •HCON 9 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 23:42 Jan 25, 2023 Jkt 039200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\HC9.IH HC9