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Who do you think deserves to receive a Congressional Gold Medal?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 27, 2005

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“I would choose the Dalai Lama, because he is the ultimate symbol of peace and tolerance.”

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“I would give one to William Shatner, because he is an all-around entertainer, and although he is Canadian, he stands for good old-fashioned American values.”

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“Gordon Parks, of Fort Scott, Kansas. He is a filmmaker, photographer, composer and writer. He was also the first black photographer for Life magazine. I think he has made his share of contributions to society.”

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“Ralph Lemkin. He spent 30 years working with the U.N. He came up with the word ‘genocide’ and got the genocide bill passed so that anytime it was occurring it was mandatory for other countries to act.”


Liberty 13 years, 4 months ago

Yep, Scotty beamed him up one too many times...

kansas 13 years, 4 months ago

....Yeah, and that hair of his!!!! Oh my God!!

Liberty 13 years, 4 months ago

When you are a political enemy, it is easy for 'them' to trump up any charge they want to get you out of the way. He probably didn't do things perfectly, but I bet if you look at the real record of the ones that threw him in jail, they would be joining him with things just as bad or worse.

We recognize him for the good thing that he did, and don't thow out all he did because he did somethings bad. You would still be in the dark if he hadn't spoken up and enlightened you.

Liberty 13 years, 4 months ago

For his bravery, James Traficant did tell the truth to the American people (unlike our own Congressmen in Kansas) and should be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. James Traficant is now in reality a political prisoner in jail.

James Traficant stated on the Congressional record:

March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303

Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

"Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11.. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner's report that will lead to our demise."

It is a fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved (or took the liberty of dissolving itself without your knowledge, courtesy of the Federal Reserve) by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent.

H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress in session June 5, 1933 - Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.

The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. (This is why the U.S. is best buddies with the United Nations). All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved (unlawfully), the receivers of the Bankruptcy have required a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America (The Secretary of Treasury). This act was put in place and established by placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury into the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: "The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States?"

James Traficant should be the winner of this Medal for telling the truth.

kansas 13 years, 4 months ago

Traficant? .......hmmm, maybe........

But what was the deal with that guy's hair?? He had a pretty peculiar-looking hairdo, don't you think??

lunacydetector 13 years, 4 months ago

....BUT, isn't Traficant in prison???? and what was it he went to prison for????

he was convicted of 10 things including bribery, racketeering, and fraud.

some hero.

mr_daniels 13 years, 4 months ago

I nominate Say LeRoy who hangs around 9th and Mass.

ive_got_my_ascot_n_my_dickie 13 years, 4 months ago

Traficant's frightwig should have been sentenced separately; that thing has a life of its own.

kansas 13 years, 4 months ago

Oh, yeah! Limbaugh used to love the guy! He thought Traficant was one of those "good Democrats" and he played sound bites of Traficant often on his radio show. Of course, now that Traficant's in prison, you don't hear Limbaugh singing his praises anymore!! Hmmm..........Wonder why???

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