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House Proceeding 11-04-09 on Nov 4th, 2009 :: 0:17:25 to 0:22:25
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Virginia Foxx

0:17:24 to 0:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: it p with that, madam speaker, i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mr. poe of texas. for what purpose does the gentlelady from south carolina rise? north carolina. ms. f

Virginia Foxx

0:17:25 to 0:22:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:17:46 to 0:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. foxx: in the ongoing debate over health care reform, the topic of freedom is often overlooked but ought not to be. the democrat health care bill is a massive expansion of government that will alter the lives of livelihoods of every person in america. for many that means higher

Virginia Foxx

0:18:07 to 0:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: taxes and for even more, it will meann unprecedented intrusion of federal government bureaucrat into the way we receive health care. this is a fundamental erosion of our freedom. the great freedom fighter abraham lincoln gave a speech in springfield, illinois, in 19 -- in 1838 where he touched on

Virginia Foxx

0:18:29 to 0:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the idea of the loss of freedom. he was very explicit. he explained that our country could one day suffer a los of freedom, not by an outside attack, but from within. i'll quote what lincoln said and then give it in its large context.

Virginia Foxx

0:18:51 to 0:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: at what point, then is the approach of danger to be expected? i answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. it cannot come from abroad. its destruction be -- if destruction be our lot, we must ourselveses be its author and finisher.

Virginia Foxx

0:19:12 to 0:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: as a nation of free men, we must live thugh all times, or die by suicide. the larger context of those words is as follows. in the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the american people, finour

Virginia Foxx

0:19:33 to 0:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: account running, under date of the 19th century of the christian era. we find ourselves in the peaceful possession of the fairest portion of the earth as regards extensive territory, fertility of soil and is a luberyity of climate.

Virginia Foxx

0:19:56 to 0:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: -- and sluberyity of climate. we find ourselves -- than any of which the history of former times he wills uh us. we, when mounting the stage of existence, find ourselveses the legal inheritors of these fundamental blessings. we toiled not in the aquirmente

Virginia Foxx

0:20:17 to 0:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: or establishment of them. they are a legacy bequeathed us by a once heartying braving and patriotic but now lamented and departed race of ancestors. theirs was the task and nobodyably they performed it, to possess themselves and through themselves us, of this goodly land.

Virginia Foxx

0:20:43 to 0:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and to uprear hills and valleys, a political edifice of equal rights. we transmit these, the former, unprofeigned by the foot of the invader, the latter undecayed by the lapse of time and untorn

Virginia Foxx

0:21:08 to 0:21:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: by jew surption to the current generation. this debt of gratitude to our fathers, duty to ourselves and love for our species in general all imperatively require us faithfully to perform. how, then, shall we perform it? at what point shall we expect the approach of danger?

Virginia Foxx

0:21:31 to 0:21:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: by what means shall we fort fi against it? shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? never. all the armies of europe, asia, and after ka combined, with all the treasure of the earth, our

Virginia Foxx

0:21:52 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: own excepted, in their military chests, with a bone part for the -- with a bona part for the commander -- with a bonaparte for a commander could not make a track on the blue ridge for a thousand years. at what point, then, is the approach of cage to be

Virginia Foxx

0:22:13 to 0:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: expected? i answer if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. it cannot come from abroad. if destruction be our lot, we

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