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Posted on 02/14/2018 8:46:02 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
2018 SEOLLAL MESSAGES BROADCAST TO NORTH KOREA ON FNKR:
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN ALAN LOWENTHAL OF CALIFORNIA
Im United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal; Today, I am happy to join with you, the people of North Korea and the Republic of Korea, as well as Koreans around the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year, as we move into the Year of the Dog. I am proud to represent an area in the American state of California that is home to a large and vibrant Korean-American community. This year we all join in celebration and excitement on the news that both North and South Korea will compete under the Korean Unification Flag in the Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang. However, we also recognize that the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea live without the freedom and rights enjoyed by their South Korean and American cousins. I, and the people of the United States, will continue to stand with -- and demand that -- the great citizens of North Korea be given the basic human rights that they deserve. I will also work toward the day when the Korean peninsula will be peacefully reunified under one democratically representative government.
MESSAGE FROM SENATOR JOHN BARRASSO OF WYOMING
Hello, this is U.S. Senator John Barrasso from the great state of Wyoming. I want to send my best wishes to the people of North Korea as you celebrate the Lunar New Year. The United States stands with the people of North Korea as you dream for a better future - a future filled with freedom, economic opportunity and peace. The international community recognizes the struggles and the suffering you have endured at the hands of your government. I strongly condemn the abuse, the torture, and the oppression committed by the regime in North Korea. Our nation continues to call on your government to end its terrible human rights violations. With the start of the New Year, I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSWOMAN ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN OF FLORIDA
On the occasion of Seollal, I extend to you my warmest wishes as you begin the new year. As Chairman Emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I am proud to have met with many North Korea refugees here in the United States and I want you to know that America has not forgotten about you. I, too, was once a refugee, fleeing with my family from the communist totalitarian Castro regime in Cuba, and I am constantly inspired by people like you who continue to strive for human rights in the face of persecution. Since 2008, I have been proud to lead the reauthorization of the North Korean Human Rights Act, a law that ensures desperately needed information is getting inside North Korea and that the United States is doing everything possible to assist North Korean refugees. This year, I am proud to once again be leading the charge to ensure that these important tools remain in place. The United States will remain resolute in our commitment to North Korean human rights. The two-million-strong Korean-American community, many with family ties to North Korea, expects this of us. The stories of North Korean refugees implore this of us. The many innocent lives lost in pursuit of freedom demand nothing less. Please know that the American people have heard you. Congress has heard you. I hear you. This Seollal, we recommit ourselves to ensuring peace, human rights, and safety return to North Korea so that all Koreans can once again be free. As the Korean proverb says, in a place where there is a will, there is a road. And we will not stop until our goal is achieved.
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STEVE CHABOT OF OHIO
On behalf of the many men and women I represent in Cincinnati and Warren County, Ohio, I want to wish you and your family a peaceful and joyful Seollal. As a longtime Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a former Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, I want to assure you that America cares deeply about the well-being and freedom of the Korean people. America was built on the idea that a strong and proud government does not repress and starve its people, and that any regime that commits such crimes against its people is not worthy of respect. That is why we hope to see a day when North Korea is governed with justice and freedom for all. For my part, I will continue to personally call on the Kim regime to respect your basic human rights and your dreams for a better tomorrow. May this year be a year of abundance, tranquility and safety for all the people of North Korea.
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN DOUG LAMBORN OF COLORADO
Dear friends: I want to send my warm wishes to each of you on the occasion of Seollal. Americas most important founding principle is that all people are created equal, and that they are given by their Creator the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We do not believe that these rights are given only to Americans. Rather, we believe God has given these rights to every person in every country, from every ethnic background. When people are not free to live out these liberties, it deeply concerns us as Americans. The world is truly a better place when all people are free to flourish. This is what we as Americans want for you the men, women and children of North Korea who have lived for too long under the shadow of oppressive government control. We stand with you and look forward to the day when you will be free. We look forward to the day when you can choose your leaders, when hunger is eliminated, when you can worship as you choose, when you can travel as far and wide as you desire. Until then, dont lose heart. You have friends beyond your borders cheering you on. Indeed, our own President Trump recently honored a brave North Korean who escaped to freedom, saying that his story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom. On behalf of my family and my constituents in Colorado, I wish you all a happy New Year!
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN OF CALIFORNIA:
I want to extend my greetings to you as you celebrate the Korean New Years day. The American people stand with you. We hope that in the future, the Korean New Years day will mark the day when the North Korean people live a life of liberty and prosperity. I have been honored to meet with North Korean defectors many times in recent years. I have heard their stories and have learned the truth of the North Korean people at the hands of the Kim Jong-un regime. I want to take this opportunity to convey to you that while the North Korean regime continues to threaten the United States with destruction and oppresses its own people, Americans do not hold the people of North Korea responsible for these actions.
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN GUS BILIRAKIS OF FLORIDA
In honor of Seollal (Korean New Year), I wanted to offer words of encouragement and hope. Everything in life has a season, and every season must come to an end. For this New Year, or new season for the Korean people, we are praying for divine movement of the living God. For a nation with no voice, the United States can somehow still hear. We are and will continue to do everything we can to defend human rights- your rights, in North Korea. The evil imposed by President Kim Jung Un does not go unnoticed. All things from starvation, torture, slavery and more are seen by the entire world. We are working for your freedom and we are praying for an overflowing of hope, joy and peace throughout NK! We love you, and are praying for you! Be encouraged. Happy New Year!
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN SCOTT DESJARLAIS OF TENNESSEE
My name is Scott DesJarlais. I serve the state of Tennessee in the United States Congress. To the people of North Korea, we wish you a Happy New Year and freedom from the oppressive Kim Jong-un regime. The United States is home to many peace-loving Koreans. Our citizens have also suffered under the evil Kim regime. We and our allies around the world, including South Korea, condemn the dictatorships human rights abuses, and we are eager to welcome you into the family of nations. Until then, we will be working each day towards that inevitable moment. Stay strong.
MESSAGE FROM SENATOR MARCO RUBIO OF FLORIDA
On this joyous occasion of Seollal, I join with millions of Americans in hoping and praying for the day when the people of North Korea live in a country free from tyranny and persecution. In recent years I have had the honor of meeting with several North Korean defectors who spoke about the inhumane conditions they had endured. Their stories are an important reminder that millions around the world are denied their most basic human rights. This is especially true in North Korea, where millions are robbed of their God-given freedoms by the Kim regime. Until the day comes when the people of North Korea are able to live, work, worship and raise their children in a country free from oppressionand I believe that it will comeI will continue to raise awareness of the suffering that they endure. I proudly stand in solidarity with the great cause of achieving the freedom and opportunity for the North Korean people that every human being deserves.
MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN MARK MEADOWS OF NORTH CAROLINA
On behalf of the people of North Carolina, I want to wish the people of North Korea a very happy New Year. Because it is one of the most celebrated days in Korea, the American people extend their best wishes to you on the occasion of Seollal. May you enjoy your time with loved ones as you celebrate this very special holiday. Your suffering under your government is a great concern to the American people and we respect you deeply for the courage and perseverance you have shown. You are an inspiration to people around the world who are suffering from totalitarian regimes. In the United States government, I am a member of a committee which works on relations between the United States and other countries. In this upcoming year, I will continue my work to fight for human rights, basic dignity, and a better life for the people of North Korea. Please know that America stands with you in the fight for freedom and a better life. The American people care deeply about your future and want you to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that other people in the world have. We will fight for you until you are able to enjoy your fundamental rights and live in dignity.
Did you read any of the messages?
Sei hei buk manhi baddu shipshiyo!
I did and their messages were not complete crap as they usually are, hence I said they were not being complete and utter assholes. Usually these people are crap weasels. This time I tip my hat.
You, too! 謹賀新年.
I could not find the Seollal article at the link. Was interested because I was privileged to meet with 3 of the FNKR announcers in CA last June. These people are doing some seriously effective work in NK via radio, and my hat’s off to them — especially the woman who used to do NK propaganda radio, but has defected and now broadcasts truth back across into the prison-camp country.
Please try again.
As you said, they are a real deal who are fully committed to their work. That is my impression scanning their site for more than several years.
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