Here is the full text of Representative Maloney’s speech for the Greece-Fyrom issue. I publish it here because it rightly focuses on the importance of Memory, on respecting history away from temporary political interests. Voices like Maloney’s protect our governments from loosing any credibility whatever.

April 1, 2008

Madam Speaker, I rise today to discuss the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). As a founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, this issue is of tremendous importance to me. [See how Maloney does not hesitate to start from the main issue at stake, that is protection of Memory:] All historical and archaeological evidence demonstrates that the ancient Macedonians were Greek. Macedonia is a Greek name that has designated the northern area of Greece for 2,500 years.