17, 2003 RALLY SPEECH:
FOR A UNIFIED DEMOCRACY"
(American delegate of M.C.U.D.:
Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democratica)
Washington DC, August 17,2003
Mr. President George W. Bush, members
of his team, members of the legislative body, distinguished guests,
Stanley Zir and friends.
It is an honor for the Cuban Movement
for a Unified democracy and a great opportunity for me to be able to
speak here before you, because in Cuba, where I come from, it is
impossible to speak or to think in any way that differs from the
dictator Fidel Castro. If you do speak out, you lose the little freedom
that you have or even your life.
I congratulate all that are present. To
be here signifies much, it means that we do not belong to the group that
supports but does not participate, we are the ones that are totally
convinced that democracy is exerted with participation, words and
Our soldiers know that they are doing
what is right, and that they are there defending the most elemental
rights of men: freedom and democracy. Be it enough to say that today in
the world there exist strong enemies of these sacred values. Enemies
that are on the lookout for our inactivity, waiting for the propitious
moment to attack again. Ready, clearly if we allowed them to truncate
what has cost much suffering and effort to be free.
Concluding dear friends, let us declare
war on those that try to deny us our liberties. Let us declare war on
all of the dictators, terrorists and oppressors of men, only freeing us
from them, will we be able to say that our world is safer.