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Declaration For One United Korea July 31, 2015
Michael Honda, D-CA
"On this 70th anniversary of the liberation and the division of Korea, we, the people and friends of Korea, declare that: Korean unification is inevitable. We are one people in one land who have shared a common history and culture for millennia. Reunification of the Korean Peninsula is a profound aspiration in the hearts of the Korean people, and a national destiny that supersede 70 years of separation and all differences of ideology and government systems. Korean unification is desirable. The suffering of people in North Korea and the continuing anguish of separated families cry out for a concerted response from the civilized world. Nuclear threats destabilize the security of Northeast Asia in particular and the world in general. Meanwhile the people of South Korea seek a pathway to transcend materialism and dysfunctional political divides. Building One Korea offers a fundamental solution to all these problems and will advance peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia to the benefit of the world at large. Korean unification is now achievable. In the past century Korea endured colonization and then division, at the hands of more powerful nations. Today, for the first time in modern history, Korean people possess the political and economic power to determine their own future, together with growing global support for the establishment of One Korea. We are at a historic crossroads. Set against the enormous challenges of ending the division and creating a new nation, we have an opportunity to achieve a true greatness that history rarely accords to any people. Now is the time to build a national consensus for a shared vision of One Korea on the foundation of Korean identity and a common destiny and to garner international support for it. The Korean people share one dream: To live in One Korea we can all be proud of. Since time immemorial, the Korean people have longed for a model country; one guided by universal principles, shared moral values, and the rule of law, guaranteeing the basic human rights and freedoms endowed to all people by the Creator, as the foundation for a just and prosperous society. In realizing such a model, One Korea will become a strong, sovereign nation that acts as a peacemaker, committed to resolving conflict in Northeast Asia and the wider world. It will be a 2lst century leader as a compassionate, humane nation acting with concern for posterity, and as a responsible steward of the earth. One Korea will benefit all and threaten none. Korea has never invaded another country in its entire history. The love of peace lies deep in our heritage. Therefore, One Korea will foster new guiding principles for peace in the 21st century through integrating the values of East and West, and soften the sharp edges of global power confrontations. One Korea will offer a powerful example, especially for developing nations, of a traditional society that has advanced by embracing the positive aspects of modernity while seeking to retain the enduring values of the past. For Korea, those values are expressed in the principle of Hong-Ik Ingan: Living for the benefit of all humanity. Since the very origin of Korea, it has been embedded in the hearts, minds, customs, and traditions of the Korean people. It offers a broad, guiding philosophy for One Korea where “Hong-Ik Democracy” will offer a 21st Century model of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Inspired by this vision of One Korea we, the undersigned, submit the following proposals for adoption and support by "
Usa Freedom Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued May 31, 2015
Martin Heinrich, D-NM
"Starting with the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, the administration began to agree that “some of the authorities that were expanded or created in the aftermath of September 11 unduly sacrifice fundamental interests in individual liberty, personal privacy, and democratic governance.” And they recommended changing those authorities in order to “strike a better balance between the competing interests and providing for the common defense and securing `the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.’ ”"
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety."
Passage Of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act May 13, 2015
Trent Franks, R-AZ
"He reminded those he called posterity that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that some were not entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that “their posterity”—that is us, Mr. Speaker—“their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their Fathers began.”"
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act— Continued April 28, 2015
Angus King, I-ME
"I think we are embarking upon an important and solemn project here that can have enormous ramifications for ourselves and for our posterity."

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