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Newt Gingrich: US must stand with people of Hong Kong fighting for freedom
Fox News ^ | August 17, 2019 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 08/17/2019 10:54:22 AM PDT by jazusamo

Over the past two months, the world has seen the people of Hong Kong bravely stand up to the growing threat of totalitarianism.

What began as a protest against a bill that would allow prisoners to be extradited to mainland China has evolved into a movement to demand that the Hong Kong government (largely now controlled by China’s Communist Party) adhere to the promises of freedom and autonomy it made when Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997.

Protesters have flooded the streets since June – despite the threat of being arrested, smothered with tear gas, pelted with rubber bullets or attacked by masked thugs with batons.

While Chinese tanks have lined up along the border of Hong Kong and mainland China, protesters have waved the American flag and sung the American national anthem. The protesters show no signs of wavering and the outcome remains in doubt.

But one thing is certain: The United States and the free world are watching.

Chinese leaders must know there will be consequences if the freedoms promised to the people of Hong Kong are eradicated by a Communist dictatorship. This is more than a protest about a proposed new law. It is about protecting the people of Hong Kong from tyranny and despotism – and keeping a growing totalitarian power at bay.

Importantly, this effort by the Chinese Communist Party to meddle in Hong Kong’s affairs is just one part of the regime’s plans to expand its power. As I discuss in my upcoming book, "Trump vs. China," the Chinese Communist Party is taking actions across the globe that are threatening American interests, security and values.

To successfully counter this threat, a unified American response is critical. I am glad to see our leaders are currently in agreement.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: ccp; china; communistparty; freedom; georgia; hongcong; humanrights; newtgingrich; trumpadmin
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1 posted on 08/17/2019 10:54:22 AM PDT by jazusamo
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Yeah. England let them go let England take care of it. Fighting with China is sure to give us WWIII.


2 posted on 08/17/2019 10:59:23 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

Indeed!...


3 posted on 08/17/2019 11:00:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

Hey Newt! How about you go there and stand in the streets of Hong Kong?

Somehow I don’t expect that.


4 posted on 08/17/2019 11:00:07 AM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: jazusamo

Looks to me like the people of Hong Kong need about 300 million guns to combat the Communists that Margaret Thatcher apparently turned them over to.

Behold, one of the many purposes of the Second Amendment.

Learn.


5 posted on 08/17/2019 11:01:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Monday, March 25 2019 is Maga Day!)
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Please don’t. We are fighting on too many fronts already.


6 posted on 08/17/2019 11:01:59 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: jazusamo
Another free traitor now wants us to put our necks out against a monster he helped to support.


7 posted on 08/17/2019 11:11:11 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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8 posted on 08/17/2019 11:13:14 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: jazusamo
Stay out of Hong Kong since it now belongs to China. Let shi! in China destroy the dictatorship in China. Starving people will eventually do the job.
9 posted on 08/17/2019 11:17:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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MAGA!

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10 posted on 08/17/2019 11:18:35 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Hey, Newt — it’s China, not Chinatown. The U.S. has no business interfering in their affairs.

And as long as you’re raising this issue, perhaps you can explain why China and its totalitarian regime enjoyed such favorable trade status with the U.S. during your entire tenure as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

11 posted on 08/17/2019 11:21:03 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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It’s hopeless Newtster.

Pick your fights wisely


12 posted on 08/17/2019 11:26:40 AM PDT by shalom aleichem (Barr and Durham! Get movin'. Time's awastin')
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I thought Trump’s approach of calling on China’s leader and saying how easy it would be to sit down and reach a reasonable agreement was the correct approach.


13 posted on 08/17/2019 11:41:50 AM PDT by DannyTN
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God Bless Hong Kong.
Taking notes on modern methods to combat Communists.


14 posted on 08/17/2019 11:41:56 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: chris37

For. Today.


15 posted on 08/17/2019 11:44:42 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged cash, a medicare card control.)
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We should support them, but let’s not meddle in it....


16 posted on 08/17/2019 11:45:26 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: jazusamo

I’m almost speechless. Perhaps I am jumping to conclusions. I hope so.


17 posted on 08/17/2019 11:47:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Why?

How much blood and gold would it cost?

Even if we did, hasn’t WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and the Gulf illustrated that going to war for another nation is a thankless task.

I am in favor of a strong military and a large military budget for defense. I am no longer in favor of sending our young men to die for people who in the end will not appreciate our sacrifice.


18 posted on 08/17/2019 11:47:26 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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Stand and do what ? how about some specifics on how we should confront a nation on how they treat part of their nation. Effin globalist are aways full of empty slogans and full of $hit.


19 posted on 08/17/2019 11:55:31 AM PDT by davidb56
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Hong Kongers are looking to us as an example. We’re too busy fighting with each other to encourage those in Hong Kong to fight for their freedom.

I, personally, support them. Our founders fought for the same not so long ago, though they had the benefit of having weaponry comparable to the British, while Hong Kong does not.

I understand why our government doesn’t want to speak on the matter and risk combat with China. However, we can still encourage them as individual Americans. They’re waving our flag for goodness’ sake, so they deserve some moral support. They’re going to need it.


20 posted on 08/17/2019 11:55:48 AM PDT by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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