Sunday, November 9, 2014

H. Res. 707


House Resolution 707


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"This simple resolution was agreed to on September 18, 2014."

"The 'H.Res.' in 'H.Res. 707' means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law."

Full text at the link below.  If you read it, about half way down you will see why we found this bill concerning.  Even though it only affects one chamber of Congress it still limits freedom of speech.  Further, it totally ignores the fact that the occupation is illegal and that "Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in constant and continual commission of illegal aggression against Palestine."  Further, Palestine is a State, and the Palestinian people have the right to protect protect themselves and to resist the Israeli occupation.

Full text of  H.Res. 707:


Current actions for the Palestinian cause can be found here:


Original Post:

Representative Jerrold Nadler is sponsoring a bill that condemns all forms of criticism of Israeli policies because he believes it constitutes anti-Semitism. When in reality, Mr. Jerrold is trying to kill any attempts by conscientious objectors from shedding light on the atrocities being committed by Israel against Palestine. If this resolution passes it will be considered a blow to the First Amendment right of free speech.

This link provides the resolution in its original format. Note that the premise of Mr. Nadler's resolution rejects the caparison between Nazism and Zionism. However, if Mr. Nadler takes a moment he would realize that he is muffling the very voice of dissent that could have shielded the Jewish population in Europe from Hitler's objectives.

In March 2010 four-fifths of the U.S. House and Senate reaffirmed their unbreakable bond with Israel while the American military was waging a war in Iraq on fabricated intelligence of weapons of mass destruction. This sacred bond with Israel has also led to the unbalanced approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict where the American veto has repeatedly protected Israel from being held accountable for the systematic ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

At the bottom of  the page at the following link you will find a list of co-sponsors for this bill that surprisingly enough consists of a lot of Democrats. This link also has a letter you can copy and past to your elected officials.

This is Mr. Nadler's email address:

Mr. Jerrold Nadler,

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Our First Amendment guarantees every citizen the right to question the narratives and actions of their representatives and the media. To suggest that Americans should willingly give that up shows that you are willing to put our First Amendment right in jeopardy.

The desire to eliminate any sort of criticism toward Israel only suggests that there is something that needs to be hidden from the American public's eye. To even support any bill that destroys the sanctity of the American Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which has been a beacon of hop for all peoples from all around the world, only supports the growing world concern regarding the atrocities and human right violations Israeli has been committing against the Palestinian people, and America's complicity in these acts.

I urge you to reconsider your support for this bill. Please remember that "The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that is is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny," Hugo Black. And also remember that our government is supposed to represent the people of the United States, not AIPAC.

I hope I can trust you to stand up for freedom of speech and not be swayed by the tyranny supported by AIPAC.


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