I like Senator Brownback

 | January 25, 2008 9:39 AM

Senator Sam Brownback has been one of the strongest advocates for international human rights in the U.S. Congress.

From Wikipedia’s article on Senator Brownback:

In 2000, Brownback and Congressman Chris Smith led the effort to enact the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). President Clinton signed the legislation in October 2000. According to Christianity Today, the stronger enforcement increased the number of U.S. federal trafficking cases eightfold in the five years after enactment.

Brownback visited refugee camps in Sudan in 2004 and returned to write a resolution labeling the Darfur conflict as genocide, and has been active on attempting to increase U.S. efforts to resolve the situation short of military intervention. He is an endorser of the Genocide Intervention Network, which called him a “champion of Darfur” in its Darfur scorecard, primarily for his early advocacy of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act.

Senator Brownback’s own website describes what truly endears him to me, his advocacy for human rights in North Korea.

Senator Brownback demonstrating for North Korea Human Rights
I sponsored the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004, which calls on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to demand access to North Korean refugees in China, and urges heightened diplomatic pressure on China to reverse its policy of capturing and repatriating North Korean refugees. China must stop turning a blind eye to the suffering, persecution and execution of the citizens of its neighbor.

One of my friends said that even though he is a liberal and disagrees with Senator Brownback on almost every issue he said that when he met Senator Brownback he told him he would vote for him for President because of his outstanding human rights record.

Senator Brownback did consider running for President but ended up endorsing John McCain.

We need more Senators like him.

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