Along with Senator David Argall, I sponsored a resolution designating November 2019 as “Victims of Communism Memorial Month.” During a State Government Committee meeting, I offered remarks about this important resolution (SR272). The resolution received unanimous support from Senate colleagues. As someone that was on the front-lines, SR272 is very important to me. Over 100 million people lost their lives in the 20th Century to governments modeled after the teachings of philosopher Karl Marx, the father of Communism.
While the promises of equality for all can be tantalizing, communist regimes have historically held power by restricting the flow of information, limiting civil liberties, and silencing those who spoke out against their injustices.