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House Proceeding 07-20-09 on Jul 20th, 2009 :: 2:36:40 to 2:42:05
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Hank Johnson

2:36:37 to 2:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: they did for america when they were called to do s with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back the remainder of his time. the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, is recognized. mr. johnson: yes, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. mr. johnson: i want to thank my

Hank Johnson

2:36:40 to 2:42:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

2:36:59 to 2:37:19( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: dear colleagues, chairman rangel, and judge poe out of houston, texas, and also my friend from georgia, dr. browne dr. broun. i call him congressman, but we

Hank Johnson

2:37:20 to 2:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: have a great relationship and i enjoy his fellowship. i wish to associate myself with the comments of all three of these gentlemen. and it's rather ironic that 56

Hank Johnson

2:37:42 to 2:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: years after the korean war ended we are on the verge of perhaps another korean war. i don't think that the times have been more tense in south korea than it is now. i had the opportunity to visit

Hank Johnson

2:38:05 to 2:38:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: about six months ago and the mood and the heavy feeling of impending war will remain heavily etched on my heart. and i am hopeful that this administration can lead us and ad the world out of this

Hank Johnson

2:38:26 to 2:38:49( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: conflict. this is just one of many, but i will tell you my personal experience as a young boy i didn't get challenged too much, but whenever anyone did stepo me, i would have to take defensive action.

Hank Johnson

2:38:50 to 2:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: if i had my hands tied behind me, that would not be a fair fight. if i had not been working out a little bit and my muscles were in shape, i would not have been able to handle the conflict or deter it. mr. speaker, i would report to

Hank Johnson

2:39:12 to 2:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: you that i only had about 10 fights and lost only one and i'll tell you that was -- those were the things that helped me to ward off any future bye lidge rens. -- ba lidge rens. -- belligerent, certainly in

Hank Johnson

2:39:34 to 2:39:56( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: this country and world, we would be remiss as a congress, as a legislative branch if we did not prepare for the worst. and that means with respect to our defense it means that we've got to have a strong military

Hank Johnson

2:39:57 to 2:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and one that is well equipped to meet whatever the challenge may be. we cannot assume that there will not be another cold war because you could not assume at the end of world war ii that the chinese and the russians would get

Hank Johnson

2:40:19 to 2:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: together and gang up, did not know that for sure, and then, boom, it happened. and things are unexpected, seems like every 50 years there is something big that happens, and we are 56 years now, we simply

Hank Johnson

2:40:42 to 2:41:02( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: cannot afford as a nation to be caught without our defenses as tight as they can be. and that means our firepower, our sea power, our power in

Hank Johnson

2:41:03 to 2:41:24( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: outer space, our cyberspace, our infantry all of of these aspects of our defense have be up to par. so i'm happy to serve on the armed services committee where i cabe a spokespson and a

Hank Johnson

2:41:25 to 2:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: proponent of making sure that this country remains strong. i want to thank all of the veterans, my dad served in world war ii and today he's 86 years old.

Hank Johnson

2:41:47 to 2:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: not doing too well, but i'm proud of him serving his country and i'm proud of every other service man and woman who have served their country and look forward to a peaceful world, but if not we got to do what we have to do.

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