Legislators file Resolutions supporting People of Cuba
Mike Seals - July 27, 2021 10:31 pm
Rep. Steagall and Sen. Dahm Condemn Communism
OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to the recent rallies for freedom taking place in Cuba, Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, and Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, have filed HCR1013 & SCR11 to support the people of Cuba in their desire to throw off communism & restore their liberties.
“The founding principles of our republic: ‘that all men are created equal,’ and ‘that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ paired with the framework of our Constitution, which is designed to secure those rights, are principles that have provided the standard of liberty by which all other forms of government are graded,” Steagall said. “The ideologies existent in those founding principles transcend the borders of the United States; they can be heard in the cries for liberty from the people in Cuba.”
The resolution states that both the United States & the State of Oklahoma are founded on the principles of Life, Liberty, & the pursuit of Happiness. The resolution supports the people of Cuba in their calls for ‘Libertad’- Liberty.
“Having lived in a formerly communist country & directly experienced the evil results it causes, I will always stand against communism & with the people fighting against it,” Dahm said. “The control over other people’s lives by communist leaders is totally contrary to protecting rights through the system of government America was founded upon. As a former territory of the United States the people of Cuba previously experienced that freedom & it’s well past time their liberty be restored.”
With the 2021 legislative session ending in May, this becomes the first resolution for the upcoming session.
Steagall, who is a retired Air Force Major and Senior Pilot, as well as the House State’s Rights Committee Chairman added, “The United States, through the use of its military might, has historically and rightfully stood firmly against the implementation, progression, and genocidal tenets of communism. Communism must not prevail.”
The resolution recognizes the tens of millions of people who have been murdered by communist and socialist governments since the creation of Marxist ideology implemented by dictators through modern history.
“I’m thankful for Rep. Steagall working with me on this important resolution opposing communism,” Dahm said. “I will always use the freedom of speech we so deeply value to represent my district and the State of Oklahoma in opposing dictatorial tactics used to punish and silence free people wherever they may be. We stand firmly with those fighting for freedom in Cuba.”