On Thursday, July 16, House members passed a resolution condemning the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman from the state of Minnesota, Fox News reported.
The three-page resolution, initiated by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and signed by eight other Republicans, compiles Ilhan Omar’s recent comments on events and circumstances where she speaks of alleged systemic racism in the police, in the education system, in the economic system, to the point of mentioning that the entire system must be dismantled wherever one finds it.
The resolution mentions that Ilhan Omar said, “We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, in the air we breathe.”
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” she said. “We cannot stop at the criminal justice system; we must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Omar’s office, a member of the self-styled “the Squad,” responded saying that this was a “false smear.” Omar said she received death threats, requests for her deportation, and a lot of hate on her social media, after conservative media and the Republican National Committee responded to her comments.
The most important point on which the resolution is based, and which is well founded, is that when an individual takes a seat in Congress, he or she takes an oath to defend the American Constitution, and in this case, asking that the system be dismantled is itself a violation of that oath taken.
The resolution argues that the principles on which the United States was founded, individual freedom without the restriction imposed by a government that can eventually become tyrannical, and thus the first two amendments (freedom of speech and the right to bear arms to defend against government tyranny), are totally opposite to what Marxism advocates.
Marxist states have unfailingly eliminated the individual freedoms of the people and the societies they govern. These societies display the worst of inequalities and the state intervenes through laws, in every aspect of personal life to the point of making decisions for people, and that is why the Republican system in the United States remains a beacon of hope for all those who seek freedom, the resolution argues.
The resolution concludes,
“Whereas the Members of Congress, in calling for the dismantling of this system of government and supplanting it with a Marxist form of government, is willfully and intentionally violating their oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States’: Now therefore, be it:
Resolved that the House of Representatives:
Condemns the statements of the Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota;
Condemns Members of Congress who advocate Marxist policies; y
Reaffirms its commitment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Read the entire resolution here