“The U.S. has held ideals of freedom for more than 200 years and we should not tolerate their abrogation by any other country…In any business dealings with (South Africa) we become tainted by association. We urge a policy of comprehensive sanctions. Of total disinvestment, a complete ban on imports and exports…in other words we urge adoption of a policy that demonstrates our total abhorrence of apartheid!”
The above was the rationale for voting in favor of the 1986 Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, as expressed by Charles Rangel and Ron Dellums.
Needless to add both Patrick Leahy and John Kerry voted an enthusiastic AYE!
Subsequent to that vote Senator Patrick Leahy has not only voted for–but has co-sponsored– almost every bill seeking to increase trade and travel from the U.S. to Stalinist Cuba.
Regarding John Kerry?…well you already know about him. Cuba’s Stalinist rulers have few warmer friends in the U.S. than John Kerry.
And oh….that’s Senator Tom Harkin between Kerry and Ortega. Needless to add, Harkin also demanded a BIG STICK(!!!) against segregationist South Africa, along with trade and travel to Stalinist Cuba.
And oh…regarding Charles Rangel and Ron Dellums on relations with Stalinist Cuba?…you already know they make John Kerry look like Jesse Helms.