Commendation of Falun Dafa from the Governor of the State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, was developed in China in 1992 and is an ancient form of qigong self-cultivation practice, a way to refine the body and mind through special exercises and meditation and the cultivation of the three fundamental principles of Truth, Compassion and Forbearance; and
Whereas, those who practice Falun Dafa do so out of a desire to enrich their own lives and the lives of those around them; and
Whereas, more than 100 million people around the world reap the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa ranging from improved health and new found energy to mental clarity, stress relief and peace of mind; and
Whereas, in July 1999, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party implemented a brutal persecution against Falun Dafa deeming it a threat to Party control; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners persecuted in China have shown tremendous courage and dignity in standing up against the regime that oppresses them by upholding the principles of their practice; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners and supporters in Wisconsin and around the world have sought support for the practitioners persecuted in China in hope for a more peaceful and just China; and
Now, Therefore, I, Scott McCallum, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby commend the practice of
and those who practice it in the State of Wisconsin.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the capitol in the City of Madison this thirteenth day of August in the year of two thousand one.