Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Message from Representative McCotter

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you and your family doing well and getting ready for a wonderful Thanksgiving. As one of your humble public officials - I continue to fight for our conservative principles and values in Michigan, our nation’s capitol, and around the world.

I am writing you today to tell you about legislation affecting your job and your family’s safety. Recently, a House bill tried to ensure communist China’s products could keep coming into our country. I opposed this bill, because I oppose trade with communist China. No amount of money can make communist Chinese imports absolutely safe; and none of your hard-earned money should be spent trying to do it. We must keep communist China’s products out of America, so we can keep our jobs and our kids safe in America.

Importantly, you should also know I introduced legislation, last week, (H. Res. 821) condemning Communist China's discrimination, harassment, imprisonment, torture, and execution of its prisoners of conscience.

I have included a link to a radio interview I did with Frank Beckman on WJR, in which I talk about this and other crucial issues facing Michigan and America. click here to here the interview

Additionally, Human Events published an article I wrote, entitled The Liberty Alliance: Championing Liberty and Dignity in our Human Community. You can read this article online by clicking here.

Finally, an exciting new organization - The Big Red Tent - is dedicated to generating grassroots support through new and innovative ideas, and I am pleased to introduce them to you click here to visit their site.

Thank you for your continued help and support as we face critical challenges to our state and our country. May you and your family enjoy the blessings of liberty during this holiday season.


Congressman Thaddeus McCotter

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Liberty Alliance: Championing Liberty and Dignity in our Human Community

U.S. Representative Thaddeus G. McCotter,
Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee

The poster-child of failed hopes, today’s United Nations (UN) is a global Tammany Hall lethal to the liberty and dignity of our human family.

First, the UN’s membership is stacked against free people. According to Freedom House, of 192 UN member states, 89 are “fully free” and 103 are not. Thus, a solid majority (54%) of member states know liberty directly threatens their survival, which requires the suppression of their own peoples and, through their UN membership, the entire human community.

Yet, since 1945, the U.S. has been the UN’s largest annual contributor. In 2006, American taxpayers forked over $423.5 million in dues (or 22% of the UN’s regular budget) and over $5.3 billion in total to the UN. Still, we and all free people remain the UN’s tyrants’ favorite targets.

Two statistics gauge this dysfunction: Only 46% of the UN’s members are free nations; but the UN’s top ten financial contributors are all free nations.

In our global age, wherein a world condensed by an internet cannot endure half-slave and half-free, we can no longer rely on a debased UN for collective security. With our survival at stake, all free nations must prudently diminish their participation in the UN; and unite in the cause of human dignity and liberty.

We must create a Liberty Alliance.

Transcending the “Community of Democracies,” the Liberty Alliance must be founded upon the self-evident truth all human beings are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and it must be steeped in the wisdom extending liberty to the enslaved will ensure liberty for ourselves.

The Liberty Alliance’s members must free nations. Observer nations must domestically expand their people’s liberty before admission as members. Importantly, member nations diminishing their people’s liberty must be demoted to Observer status and, when necessary, expelled from the Alliance.

The governing structure of the Liberty Alliance shall be determined by its member nations with the objective being the maximization of transparency, equity, and democracy in accordance with the effective expansion of human liberty and dignity. The Alliance, in President Truman’s words, “must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way.” Thus, through diplomatic, political, economic, and cultural initiatives, the Alliance will empower and emancipate individuals, communities, and emerging free governments from dictatorial rule. Further, the Alliance must not have a military component; and must never infringe upon a member nation’s rights.

The Liberty Alliance’s headquarters shall be sited on the free soil once scarred by colonialism, communism, fascism, world wars, and the Holocaust – Eastern Europe, where, cradled in the intrepid human sprit, liberty’s lamp triumphantly pierced these benighted recesses of evil.

Finally, the Liberty Alliance would not invite the Free World to exit the UN. The U.S. and all free nations should remain in the UN to keep a wary eye on liberty’s enemies. But we must stop paying through the nose to get kicked in our assets. Instead, we and other free nations will pay the UN just as much as does a free-loading tyrant. Free nations’ monies and personnel spared from the UN shall be dedicated to the Liberty Alliance.

Discombobulated global sophisticates will decry the Liberty Alliance as undesirable and impossible. They are overwrought and wrong. Within the Alliance, Americans and all free peoples will remain cemented and steeled by the harmonic bonds of liberty, comity, and duty; and, like our greatest generations of all free nations, we, will not bend, we will not break in our reasoned faith in a future graced by free nations.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Congress Thaddeus McCotter Interview by Jill Warren on Big Red Tent TV

Big Red Tent TV promotes Republican candidates and issues and political news. In this interview, host Jill Warren interviews Congressman Thaddeus McCotter about his core principles and his vision for conservative leadership.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Olbermann: McCotter the Worst Person In the World

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI -11), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, today commented on last night’s MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann show (aired 11.13.2007).

Mr. Olbermann called Congressman McCotter “the worst person in the world,” because he defended himself against attacks by Catholics United.

 “Better to glory in his denunciations than be damned by his praise,” said Congressman McCotter.

To see a clip of the show:


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"No Good Government Denies God's Presence"

My remarks on the House Floor today.

Press Release: McCotter to Communist China

“No Good Government Denies God’s Presence”

Congressman denounces China’s ban on Athletes’ Bibles and All Religious Symbols during Olympics

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, today denounced Communist China’s ban on Bibles during the 2008 Olympics. He introduced a Congressional Resolution condemning the Communist government attack on Christianity and all religions.

Speaking today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman McCotter said:

“As the world stumbles toward the communist propaganda extravaganza labeled the Beijing Olympics. Somewhere Chairman Mao is looking up at us and laughing.

“According the Catholic News Agency Bibles and all other religious symbols are among Communist China’s list athlete’s prohibited objects due to security concerns.

“Since the leader of the free world, President Bush has articulated his eagerness to attend the Communist China’s Olympics; I am compelled to ask three questions.

“Mr. President how many bibles will you be taking to Beijing? Will you visit the 5 bishops and 15 priests imprisoned for opposing the Communist regime’s official church? And will you tell China’s Communist tyrants this fundamental truth, No good government denies God’s presences.”

McCotter also calls upon the Communist government to allow the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) or other international human rights organizations unrestricted access to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to “ensure the protection of Christians and other religious persons.”

The Catholic News Agency recently reported the Bible among the “prohibited items” banned at the Olympic village citing “security reasons.” Other banned items include video cameras and cups.

There are between 40 million to 100 million Christians currently living in China. An estimated four to 10 million follow the Catholic faith.

In September 2007 Congressman McCotter joined by several colleagues authored a letter to President Bush urging him to reconsider his attendance at the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics.

To see the Congressman’s floor speech click here: