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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 1:57:40 to 2:00:00
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Steve King

1:57:37 to 1:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: good choices bore them right now. they will be looking for choices which kind of deflect their interior policy. i yield back to the gentleman from iowa. mr. king: the question forms in my mind and i'd like to take advantage, mr. speaker, of the expertise which i will assign to the gentleman from utah in his understanding of history.

Steve King

1:57:40 to 2:00:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

1:58:00 to 1:58:20( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: . this evening coming up for the 20th anniversary this november 9, the fall of the berlin wall, when i watched that happen on television, i saw literally the iron curtain crashing down. every time a hammer blow landed, every time they hit it with a chisel, every time they knocked

Steve King

1:58:21 to 1:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: another chink or pulled some section of the wall down, that was the iron curtain being deconstructed. demolition of the iron curtain took place, began on november 9. of 1989. now, at that moment the pundits in the news media didn't understand what was taking place. they didn't see it as the iron curtain.

Steve King

1:58:42 to 1:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: they saw it as the family reunification plan. therein lies the flaw on the part of the liberals. they didn't understand the dynamic that had taken place. but ronald reagan understood it at that moment. i'm not convinced that his immediate successor understood it to the depth that ronald reagan did. but this question has always lingered in me.

Steve King

1:59:03 to 1:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: i thought it proved to the world that free markets and free enterprise and freedom would always prevail over communism, socialism, despotism, totalitarianism of any kind because of the dynamics that come from the creativity and productivity of the freedom that comes from the human spirit and

Steve King

1:59:25 to 1:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: the checks and balances that exist in the marketplace. hear them capitulating in their argument. they just suspended their arguments for a little while. and then front and center, full-blown, proud global communist disappeared. but where did they go is the question? did they go back and lick their wounds and change their ideology

Steve King

1:59:47 to 2:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and come back as free enterprise capitalists? i don't remember them doing that. i wonder if the gentleman from utah has any thoughts on what happened to those front and center communists from 1989? where are they? some have passed away. some are still with us. what are they doing today and

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