I received the following from Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) regarding last week’s Congressional vote on easing the embargo:
The Blessed Ranks of Free Peoples
The United States Congress perversely held a vote to expand trade with a state sponsor of terror: communist Cuba.
Fortunately, due to the leadership of Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart, this insane attempt to appease and enrich the totalitarian Castro regime died a deserved death by a vote of 182-245.
This was but another skirmish in the long running battle to ensure the dysfunctional Congressional thinking prevalent in some quarters never becomes a majority. It is ironic and disturbing some United States Representatives – who were freely elected by a free and sovereign American citizenry – could so cavalierly ignore or dismiss the true and cruel nature of Castro’s communist and terrorist sponsoring regime and prize mere money more than human freedom.
Yet try these Representatives did in a time of war where Castro stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the enemies of America, pledges his allegiance and vows to conspire with them to bring our nation to its knees. Such an absence of moral clarity and adherence to one’s sworn duty to defend America against all enemies in times of peace and – as we are now – in a time of war is inexcusable and unconscionable. Communist Cuba is a state sponsor of terror. Thus, for the sake of American and all human freedom, this state sponsor of terror must never be sponsored by the target of terror – our United States of America.
No. Castro’s communist regime must be erased from face of the earth.
Through God’s tender mercy and all lovers of liberty’s faithful acts, the day will come when the sweep of human freedom cleanses Castro’s taint from this “imprisoned island,” and Cubans once more walk amongst the blessed ranks of free peoples.
– Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee. You can reach him at http://policy.house.gov