Continuing the democratic tradition of bowing down to other leaders and apologizing for the United States, Arizona House Democrats are pushing a House Concurrent Memorial urging the Congress to apologize to Chile for the 1973 military coup. The resolution acknowledges the role of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1973 coup. Amazingly, Obama is reluctant to apologize for the matter.
Arizona HCM 2010 reads:
A CONCURRENT MEMORIAL
urging the congress of the united states to make a formal apology for the role of the united states in the 1973 military coup in chile.
To the Congress of the United States of America:
Your memorialist respectfully represents:
Whereas, recently declassified documents show a clear collusion between the United States government, led by President Richard M. Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissenger, and Brazilian President Emilio Medici in 1971. The resulting military coup in 1973 led to the death of democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende and to the installation of repressive dictator General Augusto Pinochet; and
Whereas, the declassified documents clearly show that the United States helped finance military death squads, feed deceptive propaganda to the Chilean armed forces and extend an “invisible blockade” of loans and credit to Chile, crippling its economy; and
Whereas, within nineteen days after the 1973 coup, more than 1,500 individuals were executed by General Pinochet’s military junta and in the years that followed thousands more suffered arrest, kidnapping or mysterious “disappearances” that remain unsolved to this day; and
Whereas, Chile continues to suffer from the tremendous economic despair that resulted from postcoup implementation of the neo‑liberal economic policies of American economists Friedrich von Hayek and Milton Friedman. Thousands of public workers lost their jobs, the gross national product fell 13 per cent and industrial production fell 28 per cent. Today, unemployment stands at 9.2 per cent, more than 22 per cent of the nation lives below the poverty line and the national debt has ballooned over 400 per cent; and
Whereas, the United States should respect the sovereignty of other nations in the same way we expect our own sovereignty to be recognized and respected by other nations of the world; and
Whereas, a formal apology by the United States would express to the Chilean people who have suffered in the decades since the coup a deep regret for American actions at that time and would foster goodwill among other nations of the world.
Wherefore your memorialist, the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring, prays:
1. That the United States Congress issue a formal apology for the role of the United States in the 1973 military coup in Chile.
2. That the Secretary of State of the State of Arizona transmit copies of this Memorial to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each Member of Congress from the State of Arizona.
There seems to be no compunction to apologize to American citizens for the communist take-over of health care which fines and taxes and chip implants on citizens immediately for a program that does not start until 2014 and intrudes on the Tenth Amendment rights of States and Ninth Amendment rights of the individual citizen. They do not want to apologize for a corrupt Medicare system that cause the supposed health care crisis in the first place.
They do not seem to want to apologize for privatizing our monetary system into the hands of private bankers called the Federal Reserve. Their monetary policy has transformed the country with the highest standard of living into a colony of beggars.
They are not apologizing to Social Security recipients for turning the Roosevelt program into a ponzi scheme which is now paying out in IOUs.