Reading party 12.23.2007
The press conference by secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says, the United States will remain committed to peace and security. We oppose any threat to use force and any unilateral move by either side to change the status quo. Secretary Rice repeated that Washington DC thinks that Taiwan's referendum to apply to the United Nations under the name "Taiwan" is a provocative policy. It unnecessarily raises tensions in the Taiwan Strait and it promises no real benefits for the people of Taiwan on the international stage. That is why the United States opposes this referendum.
Secretary Rice says 2007 has been a busy and challenging year, but also a positive one. As she has stated in recent months, “ We think that Taiwan's referendum to apply to the United Nations under the name "Taiwan" is a provocative policy. It unnecessarily raises tensions in the Taiwan Strait and it promises no real benefits for the people of Taiwan on the international stage. That is why we oppose this referendum.”
In the Taiwan Strait, the United States remains committed to peace and security and oppose any threat to use force and any unilateral move by either side to change the status quo. Secretary Rice says, “We have a One China policy and we do not support independence for Taiwan.”
On December 1,1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to comply with the Jim Crow laws that required her to give up her seat to a white man. The Montgomery Bus Boycott led by King, soon followed. Martin Luther King call for no cooperation of evil laws, no economic support of the bus company. On Monday, December 5, that night a mass meeting was held to determine if the protest would continue, and attendees enthusiatically agreed. Pressure increased across the country, and on June 4, 1956, the federal district court ruled that Alabama’s racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional. On December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals.
Taiwan people believe that Liberty and Democracy are the basic rights of men/women in the universe.
We believe that a democratic country will lead people to judge independently, to build the faith of peace.
We appreciate that on the enlightenment and advance of Taiwan democracy, the United State has played the role as a tutor.
We believe that a State advocate of Liberty and Democracy, her government and people have sense of Morality and Justice.
We believe that the Liberty, Democracy, Commitment to Justice, Love and Peace are the faith of Jesus Christ.
Any moral, faithful nation must not yield herself/himself to the unreason force, and should refuse to provoke upon the other.
America is Great because there are great politicians and moral men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson.
The world is corrupt because there are Chiang Kai-shek, Hilter, the Communist Party, Stanford.
Taiwan people uphold the Liberty, Democracy, Peace life.
We have the same human rights by nature.
When someone has a dream to put the Charter of the United Nations in practice
Does he/ she change his/her state quo as a human？
Human rights is the basic rights to which all humans were born to be entitled.
We don’t need to change it.
Taiwan is just to restore our basic human rights we should had in the past.
The force threat is from the Power’s illiteracy and arbitrary provocation.
The United State President Franklin Roosevelt never submits to it.
The United Nations must not submit to it.
But Secretary can submit to it.
Taiwan has the right to dream the same dream as Dr. Martin Luther King has.
Now Taiwan people just want to say a dream.
Dr. King tells us that we must learn to meet the greatest hate with our greatest love. His dream is still the way the human rights advocates in the world following. Human rights movement is called as “civil rights movement” because civil rights not only oppose any racial discrimination, but also resist to oppression, and ask for the justice. For the tensions that America and China have, Taiwan will meet it with greatest love.
I say to you, my friends, so even though we must face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day, even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!
With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to go to jail together, knowing that we will be free one day.
If America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring -- from the prodigious hill tops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring; from the mighty mountains of New York.Let freedom ring -- from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and hamlet, from every state and city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children - black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Catholics and Protestants - will be able to join hands and to sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, free at last; thank God Almighty, we are free at last."