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house Bill H. Res. 679

Should the House Support Designating November 7th as ‘Victims of Communism Memorial Day’?

Argument in favor

Communism as a political system has led to millions of deaths around the world over its history. However, many Americans aren’t sufficiently aware of this history — consequently, communism appeals to too many young Americans who don’t fully understand communism’s history. Designating an annual day of remembrance for victims of communism will help better educate Americans about this political system’s dangers and guard against communism taking root in the U.S.

Just.Dave's Opinion
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11/07/2019
And we need to do the same for the lives ruined by socialism as well. Look at what socialism has done to North Korea, look at Venezuela... Apparently people in this nation need to see what they're really asking for.
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Libertarian's Opinion
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11/07/2019
As a victim of communism, and a survivor, I would absolutely love for this day to be acknowledged.
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11/07/2019
As long as the focus of this day is providing the FACTS about communism and CLARIFICATION of the differences between socialism and communism, I believe this would be helpful in the continuing effort to create an informed electorate which has been accomplished through similar national recognition months and days like Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. Maintaining our democracy depends on having educated and informed citizens who can make wise decisions in the election of their leaders. I would like to see similar days focused on the basic tenets of our democratic republic such as Constitution Day, or days designated for Articles and Amendments to the Constitution that focus on varying viewpoints and interpretations of them, the reasoning behind those viewpoints and what the effects of those viewpoints have in the lives of different segments of our society. No American should have to attend a college or university to gain this knowledge and learn how to base their personal views on the facts and identify the reasons behind their choices. Our national history is complex and multifaceted, and our citizens should have a good understanding of how it came to be that way!🇺🇸
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Argument opposed

While it’s true that communism has historically hurt people, it’s not fair to condemn the entire political system due to historic failures. It’s also intellectually dishonest to pretend that communism is the only political system that has hurt people throughout history. This is clearly a partisan resolution that seeks to make socialist policies espoused by some Democrats less appealing to American voters.

Aris's Opinion
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11/07/2019
Only if we have a day for victims of capitalism, who die because they can’t afford to live. Begging online for money for insulin, criminalizing homelessness, curable people dying from running out of insurance. This is pointless.
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Jennifer's Opinion
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11/07/2019
While it’s true that communism has historically hurt people, it’s not fair to condemn the entire political system due to historic failures. It’s also intellectually dishonest to pretend that communism is the only political system that has hurt people throughout history. This is clearly a partisan resolution that seeks to make socialist policies espoused by some Democrats less appealing to American voters.
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jimK's Opinion
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11/07/2019
The words capitalism, socialism, fascism and communism have very little meaning when taken out of context of the societies so governed, and the actions they take. It is more accurate to say that someone or some group is acting like a communist because they do this or that. The fact is that most governments have some capitalistic, some communistic, some socialistic and some fascist aspects in the way they operate. So saying that communism is bad per se, is meaningless. If you want to say Communistic Russia contributed to many unwarranted deaths which should be remembered, that would be OK, since we are talking about a specific country which espouses communistic principles but uses those principles to justify bad actions. We get way too attached to the implied connotation of certain words instead of their actual meaning. I cannot judge that any of these words are inherently good or bad; I can judge that the actions taken by a specific government that proclaims to practice governing according to one of these defined words can act in ways that are good or bad. The really bad word is authoritarianism which seems to be at the core of all bad actors; NAZI Germany, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria and so forth. Something we, unfortunately are seeing more of in our own country. All authoritarian societies tend to not play “fair” with the world’s community of nations.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedNovember 5th, 2019
    To the baby boomers out there with both a brain and conscience please 🙏 disregard what I am about to say. ——— To the rest of the baby boomer legislators who do not meet the above criteria. Sure thing... right after we have a resolution to remembering the millions of American victims of the self-serving Boomer generation. Boomers blew through resources, racked up debt, and brought an end to economic growth, using their enormous voting power to elect politicians who enacted policies that typically benefitted boomers’ interests, rather than future generations. Now, every generation since face more debt, fewer resources and higher levels of unemployment than boomers, and are likely to see the fallout of runaway environmental destruction within their lifetimes. So yea, let’s get right on that.
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    Due to the lack of understanding of the -isms (capitalism, communism, socialism, etc) there is too much of a risk that this could be used as political propaganda to manipulate voters especially with the day falling so close to Election Day! Furthermore, there are more important problems for Congress to work on like healthcare, gun control, education, crumbling infrastructure, global warming, etc! Why has Congress been side tracked into this irrelevant topic unless to use it as a tool for propaganda in upcoming elections?
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    Another Republican attempt at fear mongering
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    While there are plenty of victims of communism, there’s no reason for us in the United States to have a holiday dedicated to them. Instead of creating a holiday that recognizes victims of communism, how about we have a holiday where people get the day off so they can go vote? I think that would be a great idea. Too bad Republicans are too stupid to see the value in it.You think they’d be interested in strengthening democracy instead of weakening it every chance they get.
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    What the fuck is this right wing bullshit? Capitalism has killed many more than communism anyways. This is a propagandist holiday idea.
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    Not unless you plan on introducing the “Victims of Capitalism Day” as well. This bill is ignorant and full of so many -ism I can’t even be bothered to address them all. Congress - please stop your distractions and work on bills of substance that are actually designed to help the people you represent!
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    As all political ideological forms of government, they should all be look at in this country. The lack of understanding is unbelievable about the difference. It like capitalism, there is Americans capitalism and China capitalism, what is the difference? What is fascism. Their China socialism, Middle East socialism and America socialism what the difference and why is there some form in every country? Dictatorship, a banana republic, monarchy All forms of Government? I think there should be a National day of understanding of political ideological forms of government to bring to the fore front the differences and understanding, plus the lack of understanding.
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    To what point? Add capitalism to the bill to make it fair.
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    Socialism does not always entail Communism. These are buzzwords that can have multiple meanings and are frequently used as scare tactics. If anything, we should have a day honoring the victims of the red scare in America who were killed for identifying as communist. Capitalism breeds Fascism.
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    No politically branded remembrance days are appropriate. We honor all of our soldiers and all of the victims of violent aggression no matter what name brand that form of oppression takes.
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    Why?
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    Seriously 😳 This “Rep” has Nothing. Nothing More Important to Do For OUR Country And It’s US Citizens 🤷🏻‍♀️ ⚡️🥴⚡️🤯⚡️💥⚡️⚖️⚡️TicToc
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    Well, then, if one is for this, then let's have a Remembering Victim's of Republicanism Day or a Remembering Victim's of Foreign Wars Day, etc, etc. I know, how about the Congress and Senate start addressing actual legislation of the people's needs for a change instead of passing things like National Hot Dog Day or National Handbag Day, etc, etc, ad nausium.
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    No we need to quit making days holidays or vacation days for political reasons, and as I read someone else say I will paraphrase as painting any group with a Broad brush implying any nation with a system of government different than our is bad is undemocratic. Every Country should have the right to chose their own form of government.
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    A) We have much bigger issues to worry about. B) The term “communist” has been so misused, it’s hard to take this resolution seriously. C) It’s a pure political trick from Republicans and corporate Democrats. D) Communism isn’t the only system that’s failed.
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    I support a greater effort to educate EVERYONE about the history of different forms of government and social theory, but to blame Communism for the atrocities perpetrated by countries who used the term "communism, or equating communism with socialism, is a flawed program. Also, neither socialism nor communism have anything to do with U.S. politics or political movements at this time. This needs better timing and forethought.
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    Well, then you’d need a Victims of Capitalism day (or perhaps a week) for all the victims of capitalist imperialism and wars fought to keep capitalists rich. You’d have to go back centuries to honor all the victims of European and US colonialism and lest we forget the victims of capitalist USA slavery and the US supported capitalist death squads in Latin America. And how can we forget the Holocaust brought about by capitalist Germany....
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    Let’s also have a day to honor Victims of American Imperialism and Victims of the American Two Party Duopoly Political System days.
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    Give me a break. How about a Dangers of Corporate Media Propaganda Day or Political Party Corruption day?
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