Impact of Withdrawal and Disinvestment from South Africa on the U.S. Economy: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, September 26, 1985

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Page 88 - Independence that all men are created equal ; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights ; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Page 149 - Total denial of supplies to the police and military forces of a host country is hardly consistent with an image of responsible citizenship in that country.
Page 28 - We have asked the world to apply economic pressure on South Africa's government. We have said that this is a peaceful way of bringing about those changes that our country so desperately needs. And the very people in the Western World who keep on telling us that we must not react with violence refuse to support us when we ask them to join us in nonviolent efforts to bring about the fall of apartheid. I do not understand that...
Page 32 - I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, find that the policies and actions of the Government of South Africa constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy and economy of the United States and...
Page 29 - Which people in the world fighting for their human dignity, or their freedom, can expect the oppressor to give them that freedom on a silver platter? It doesn't happen. It didn't happen in the United States of America when this country was fighting Britain; it didn't happen elsewhere in the world .... And...
Page 117 - It is my view, therefore, that if apartheid has not in fact ended legally and actually as a system statutorially within the next 24 months there should be a total US economic embargo against South Africa and the withdrawal of all American companies and that it will be followed hopefully by similar actions by other nations and companies in South Africa from those measures. There are those who say...
Page 26 - To ask our partner churches in other countries to continue with their efforts to identify and promote effective economic pressures to influence the situation in South Africa, towards achieving justice and peace in this country and minimising the violence of the conflict.
Page 149 - Is hardly consistent with the image of good citizenship In that country. The great bulk of the work of both police and military forces In every country, including South Africa, is for the benefit of all of its inhabitants ; all have a basic interest in the maintenance of public order and safety.
Page 26 - To express our belief that disinvestment and similar economic pressures are now called for as a peaceful and effective means of putting pressure on the South African government to bring about those fundamental changes this country needs.
Page 103 - Modern free enterprise and its need for a well-educated, well-trained work force may prove to be one of the greatest enemies of apartheid. The most direct evidence of this is the realization in the South African business community that future profits depend upon South Africa becoming a modern, technological society, and that this cannot be achieved under the economic straitjacket of a political ideology that limits human potential and restricts freedom.

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