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Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where some have forgotten that it is the family, not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.

 
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Jim Ryun
Jim Ryun
  • Born: April 29, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete, Sports Management Executive

James Ronald Ryun is a former American politician and track and field athlete. He won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and was the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. He is the last American to hold the world record in the mile run. Ryun later served in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, representing Kansas' 2nd congressional district for the Republican Party.

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