EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF TOMMY ROBINSON; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 97
(Extensions of Remarks - June 12, 2018)

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  EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF TOMMY ROBINSON

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                           HON. PAUL A. GOSAR

                               of arizona

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  Mr. GOSAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the following purpose.
  I want to share my concern about the arrest and conviction of Tommy 
Robinson in Great Britain. I am well aware that England does not share 
our free speech values and does not have the equivalent of a First 
Amendment. Indeed, the restrictive practices of England led directly to 
the birth of this great nation and the freedom we enjoy here.
  Mr. Robinson, a British activist and journalist, was arrested and 
jailed for simply filming outside a public courtroom, and was sentenced 
to 13 months for this ``crime.'' His real crime is not taking pictures; 
His real crime is his refusal to agree to the government's efforts to 
cover up crimes by Muslim gangs who are raping British girls, almost 
with impunity, and with little apparent regard by the British 
government.
  If this act violated a term of probation, it would mean the court 
system in England is a key part of the problem, covering up for 
criminals by imposing gag orders as terms of probation.
  Dissent is patriotic when the ruling class are illegitimate and 
oppressive. The ruling class in England appears fearful of the truth. 
When it bans discussion, and when it criminalizes the truth, any such 
government can fairly be labeled as both oppressive and tyrannical. I 
object to the suppression of the truth.
  England has a proud history and America is its progeny, but it needs 
to take back its liberty and freedom. ``It's all for nothing if you 
don't have freedom,'' Braveheart (1995).

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