The text of the resolution voted by the House of Representatives denounces the crimes committed in the name of socialism. And he concludes that "the United States of America was founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivist system of socialism in all its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed."
Text of the resolution:
Whereas socialist ideology requires a concentration of power that has time and again collapsed in communist regimes, totalitarian governments and brutal dictatorships;
Whereas socialism has repeatedly caused mass starvation and murder, and the deaths of more than 100,000,000 people worldwide;
Whereas many of the greatest crimes in history were committed by socialist ideologues, such as Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro;
Whereas tens of millions of people died in the Bolshevik Revolution, at least 10,000,000 people were sent to the gulags of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and millions more starved to death in the Famine of Terror (Holodomor) in Ukraine;
Whereas between 15,000,000 and 55,000,000,000 people died of starvation as a result of the famine and devastation caused by the Great Leap Forward in China;
Whereas the socialist experiment in Cambodia led to the extermination camps in which more than a million people were gruesomely murdered;
Whereas as many as 3,500,000 people have starved to death in North Korea, dividing a land of freedom from a land of misery;
Whereas the Castro regime in Cuba expropriated the land of Cuban farmers and the businesses of Cuban entrepreneurs, robbing them of their possessions and livelihoods, and exiling millions of people with nothing but the clothes on their backs;
Whereas the implementation of socialism in Venezuela has turned a once prosperous nation into a failed state with the highest inflation rate in the world;
Whereas, the author of the Declaration of Independence, President Thomas Jefferson. He wrote: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.";
Whereas the "Father of the Constitution", President James Madison, wrote that "is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest"; and
Whereas the United States of America was founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivist system of socialism in all its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed: Therefore,
Resolved by the House of Representatives (with the concurrence of the Senate), that Congress denounces socialism in all its forms and opposes the pursuit of socialist policies in the United States of America.
Approved by the House of Representatives on February 2, 2023.