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It has been some time since I have written anything substantive about Michele Bachmann. Perhaps I just needed a break from the thought that this person continues to spout the most virulent rhetoric and somehow retains a seat in our government. Perhaps I have raised the white flag and come to terms with the fact that this woman cannot be defeated in this part of Minnesota. Perhaps I simply don't have the energy to keep up with every offensive or downright ignorant thing that the Congresswoman from the 6th District has to say.

So, from henceforward I am going to try avoid wrapping my brain around the completely nonsensical things that come out of her mouth and stick to the completely nonsensical votes she casts within the House of Representatives.

Let us begin with an interesting NO vote taken on February 23, 2009. What was this heinous legislation that needed to be defeated? Titled 'Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act', it essentially recognizes the suffering of residents of Guam during WWII Japanese occupation and recognized the loyalty of those residents to the United States.

    (a) Recognition of the Suffering of the Residents of Guam- The United States recognizes that, as described by the Guam War Claims Review Commission, the residents of Guam, on account of their United States nationality, suffered unspeakable harm as a result of the occupation of Guam by Imperial Japanese military forces during World War II, by being subjected to death, rape, severe personal injury, personal injury, forced labor, forced march, or internment.
    (b) Recognition of the Loyalty of the Residents of Guam- The United States forever will be grateful to the residents of Guam for their steadfast loyalty to the United States of America, as demonstrated by the countless acts of courage they performed despite the threat of death or great bodily harm they faced at the hands of the Imperial Japanese military forces that occupied Guam during World War II.
    So, Michele, what do you have against Guam?
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    1 Response to "What Do You Have Against Guam?"

    1. Drea On March 23, 2009 at 10:26 PM

      A lot of people don't understand this legislation. Many people ask "Why are these people asking the U.S., who liberated them, for reperations?" But the U.S. gave up the Guamanians rights to request reperations from Japan after the war. :(