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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:42:15 to 2:45:40
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:42:12 to 2:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: answers, he became a man for all time and of all places. mr. speaker, i strongly urge support for this resolution and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i yield sufficient tusme -- such time as i may consume.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:42:15 to 2:45:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:42:33 to 2:42:53( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i want to commend and thank the gentlelady from florida, our ranking member of our house foreign affairs committee, for authoring this resolution and gi about the legacy and life of this great human being. you know, the unusual thing about my readings about this great person, mahatma gandhi, was that he was a firm believer not only in the gida but also the bible.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:42:54 to 2:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: he believed in a lot of the principles that were taught by jesus christ in the bible itself. and as i recall a statement of the good book saying love your enemies, do good to them who hate you. i think gives the great substance said, hate the sin but not the sinner. and i think in the same way that he tried to say to the british empire, he loves the british

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:43:15 to 2:43:37( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: people, but he did not like what the british government was ing to his people. . it was at the time he completed his studies from oxford university and given the assignment to go to south africa to help and it was on that train ride that he

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:43:38 to 2:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: purchased a first class ticket. and the porter there stopped him and said, you're not supposed to sit on that first class trip, you are supposed to be in the baggage area where all the nonwhite people are supposed to be sitting. he protested and said, i bought a first c i deserve it. there should be no reason i shouldn't sit on the first

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:43:59 to 2:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: class cabin in the train. for that he was not only beaten but left to hims it wain that experience that ma at that time ma gandhi said something is wrong here. from there he started to believing that the british colonial rule of his people just did not seem to fit right

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:44:21 to 2:44:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: as far as the way the indian people were being treated by the british. for that, mr. speaker, history is well-spoken. i don't have the exact quote that was given by albert einstein that said no mortal in the last 10 years has ever been given as an example of

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:44:42 to 2:45:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the way the former prime minister, winston churchill, described it as a-n derogatory terms i but because mr. winston churchill believed that the british empire should rule for another 1,000 years perhaps. but i must say that, yes, there

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:45:03 to 2:45:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: is absolutely no question that the life and legacy of this great literally transformed even the civil rights movement her our own country and for good? yes, absolutely. influence the people like rosa parks and especially the great and late martin luther king jr.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:45:24 to 2:45:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: for what he has done to transform american society, making it better than what it was. i'd like to call to my colleagues this is what the great albert einstein says, i believe gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.

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