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house Bill H. Res. 1091

Should the House Condemn the Burmese Gov't Genocide of the Rohingya & Call For the Release of Journalists?

Argument in favor

The Rohingya have been subject to extreme violence that qualifies as genocide, which Congress needs to formally acknowledge. The imprisonment of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were only doing their jobs by reporting on a mass killing, is similarly a human rights violation that Congress needs to call on Burma to rectify.

Shannon 's Opinion
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12/13/2018
If countries are killing their own people and keeping our journalists captive this legislation should be passed. The USA is a country of freedom of speech and not one of secrets. It’s just the right thing to do.
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Robert 's Opinion
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12/13/2018
Is it a sign of the times that this question even needs to be asked?
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Gerald's Opinion
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12/13/2018
Wherever and whenever it's discovered we have a moral obligation to call out those who act immorally. This includes our own individual one.
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Argument opposed

The Burmese government has made its position on Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo very clear, and Congress simply calling on Burma to release them won’t make a difference. Similarly, merely calling the Burmese military’s crimes against the Rohingya genocide won’t do anything to help the Rohingya people.

Chickie's Opinion
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12/13/2018
Why ‘Nay’? How can our House of Representatives call for a vote against the Burmese government for genocide and crimes against reporters, when our very own ‘Individual 1’, has named the press as the “enemy of the people”? When, due to his personal financial interests and that of his family, #45 will not call out Saudi Arabian Royal Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud for ordering the murder, of Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoogi. #45 and his administration have ruined the reputation of the US. It is up to our current leaders, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA), as well as the incoming Democratic House Majority Leader, to restore our country’s reputation. It is time, not to ‘Make America Great Again’, where we are led by a vitriol of hate, racism, threats and fear, but to be the United States of America.
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Mark's Opinion
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12/14/2018
We are not the worlds police. As disturbing as these things are, we have a plethora of domestic issues to deal with.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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12/13/2018
Maybe we should mind our own business. We have our own isssues to addresses.
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simple resolution Progress


  • The house Passed December 13th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 394 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedSeptember 27th, 2018

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    If countries are killing their own people and keeping our journalists captive this legislation should be passed. The USA is a country of freedom of speech and not one of secrets. It’s just the right thing to do.
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    Why ‘Nay’? How can our House of Representatives call for a vote against the Burmese government for genocide and crimes against reporters, when our very own ‘Individual 1’, has named the press as the “enemy of the people”? When, due to his personal financial interests and that of his family, #45 will not call out Saudi Arabian Royal Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud for ordering the murder, of Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoogi. #45 and his administration have ruined the reputation of the US. It is up to our current leaders, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA), as well as the incoming Democratic House Majority Leader, to restore our country’s reputation. It is time, not to ‘Make America Great Again’, where we are led by a vitriol of hate, racism, threats and fear, but to be the United States of America.
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    Is it a sign of the times that this question even needs to be asked?
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    Wherever and whenever it's discovered we have a moral obligation to call out those who act immorally. This includes our own individual one.
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    The US should be making every effort diplomatically to publicly call out the Burmese government's isolation, abuse, and genocidal atrocities against the Rohingya people. The House should have voted on this issue long ago. They should do it as soon as possible. The State Dept should also see doing everything they can to help the Rohingya also of course. The United States' lack of leadership with regard to helping those people is shameful.
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    BURMESE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION The Rohingya have been subject to extreme violence that qualifies as genocide, which Congress needs to formally acknowledge. The imprisonment of journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were only doing their jobs by reporting on a mass killing, is similarly a human rights violation that Congress needs to call on Burma to rectify. SneakyPete. YES IT IS. 12*13*18.....
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    We are not the worlds police. As disturbing as these things are, we have a plethora of domestic issues to deal with.
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    Maybe we should mind our own business. We have our own isssues to addresses.
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    Why has this not been done yet?
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    Condemning doesn’t do anything useful. If we want things to be different, send in the military, apply economic sanctions, open diplomatic negotiations, any number of things. Telling them “We don’t like what you’re doing.” isn’t helpful.
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    Call for the release of the journalists. “Shame, shame on you” for genocide isn’t exactly a deterrent.
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    Yes, the actions of the Burmese government should be condemned and the journalists released and pardoned. That said, all interactions should be cut off with them and they should be left to their own devices. We, and no other country have control on how they run their country, but we can choose not to interact with them if they choose to have barbaric practices.
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    Congress do your job and reflect our values in the decisions you are making. Kissing up and following the moron is not serving our country and our democracy well.
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    Let’s have a moral compass here...
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    When being against genocide and supporting a free press is controversial, you are veering towards fascism. I’m a voter in Ohio’s 12th congressional district and I support this bill.
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    Condemn genocide. Demand release of journalists. Stop the cruel crimes
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    Genocide is to be condemned wherever and whenever it occurs. Same with suppression of a free press and incarceration of journalists.
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    First we must oppose our own country’s violation of human rights. Return children to families and close detention centers. Then we can oppose the actions of other countries.
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    Yes, but you may as well wait for January and the Democrats to have the House back, because the Republicans only care about the RICH!
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    Genocide is one of the most serious crimes ever known. If people are being killed systematically then there is a problem, which along with this there should be a least a military intervention to rescue these people to prevent further casualties. Also if they are holding journalists against their will then the U.S. government should pressure them to let them go. Intervening in situations like these is the right thing to do and should be done more often.
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