[HOUSE] Port Closure BIll

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[HOUSE] Port Closure BIll

Post by Flamelord » 15:26:11 Saturday, 21 March, 2015

Representative Brian Radclyffe, LO wrote:Fellow Representatives, this nation has been brought under assault by the United States of America on multiple occasions. While the actions of former Administrations may have been less than pure with regards to the USA, these sorts of attacks can not be tolerated by our government, lest it be treated as a sign that our neighbors may do whatever they want to us with impunity. To do so would be to eliminate whatever legitimacy our government still has, and we cannot allow that to be.

But, while we may be weak militarily, we still have avenues with which we can retaliate against the United States, even if it be only in a symbolic manner, and that is the avenue of economics. There is more to force than simply the barrel of a gun, and this will be a way of showing that we will not simply allow them to get away with attacking us, while at the same time not inviting a war. As such, I would like to present this bill before the House
  • Condemns the United States for their attacks upon MSA soil, without just cause or provocation.
  • Requires that all ports along the Mississippi River, and the Gulf Coast, be henceforth closed to shipping from the United States of America, and that all vessels from the USA be denied entry
  • Affirms that once an official apology for their attacks has been received from the United States federal government, the aforementioned ports will be reopened to United States shipping and vessels
And, before the issue is brought up, I have been informed that doing this will not have a major impact on our economy, since most of our trade with the USA comes via land or air, and not shipping. We could, of course, cut all trade entirely, but that would have a serious impact on our economy, and could provoke further escalation. I believe that this is a symbolic gesture that will serve to show our resolve, without bringing further undue suffering on our people.

I look forward to further input on this proposed legislation.

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Re: [HOUSE] Port Closure BIll

Post by Zar » 22:58:05 Sunday, 22 March, 2015

Representative Freeman, TX wrote:I agree with this bill, but I believe it does not go far enough to condemn the USA of its actions. I propose the following amendment.
The expulsion of all diplomats from the USA until an apology and reparations are paid in full to the MSA.
5 Neo Conservative votes in favor of the proposed amendment.
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Re: [HOUSE] Port Closure BIll

Post by Flamelord » 23:58:34 Thursday, 26 March, 2015

Representative Brian Radclyffe, LO wrote:While I would like to thank Representative Freeman for his input, I fear that this amendment may pose an unnecessary escalation of the situation. We don't want to further along the prospect of a war, but instead to show the USA that we will not allow them to do what they will. Expelling their diplomats will not change that.

As it stands, the public seems to be in favor of this bill, and I urge Congress to pass this, so the deaths at the hands of the USA will not be unanswered.
10 Progressive Moderate votes IN FAVOR of the original proposed bill, and AGAINST the proposed amendment.

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Re: [HOUSE] Port Closure BIll

Post by Smyg » 20:49:40 Wednesday, 08 April, 2015

Representative Joshua Johnson, Minnesota (R-L) wrote:I must congratulate the Madam President for her decision to ignore congressional deadlock, and move on her own in this matter. The Fascists cannot be ignored.

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