Declaration of Candidacy for President (June 15, 2020)

Declaration of Candidacy for President

(June 15, 2020)

Press Center

Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Opening remarks

“The COVID19 virus has infected every aspect of American society, implanting its vicious DNA deep in the body politic and rendering a nation that offered much to the world unrecognizable to many of us. The origins of this horrific virus remain uncertain, but it has been abetted by a deep moral bankruptcy, by the collapse of a sense of ethical commitment on the part of those who had the good fortune to receive good educations, who have had the leisure to be able to think for themselves.
We, those who have had such good luck, must not consider our benefits as something we possess, most certainly not something we should defend, but should first and foremost always have in mind those who work late at night at the convenience store, or mopping up in office buildings, or who, homeless, huddle together behind cardboard walls along a freeway. Those Americans have not had the chance to learn our skills, to understand economics or culture, history and security. It is first and foremost our duty to stand with them and to protect them.”

Declaration of Candidacy for President
Opening remarks by former Chairman of the National Assemby Lee Bu-young
Remarks after the event to journalists

One response to “Declaration of Candidacy for President (June 15, 2020)

  1. Nicolejody June 17, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations on your efforts to move this reality forward. In the least, your platform on Values & Ethics will shed light on the mainstay.

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