Reparations

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  1. Bob Kirk

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-s-give-reparations-slavery-194522640.html

    Article to long to post the content. Pros & cons are within the article.

    My opinion is to pay reparations & free those that are still slaves. All others suck it up & contribute to society what ever way you can.

    But if this idiotic notion gets traction by democrats, I wonder if they would pass legislation to fund the cost to find the families of the tribal leaders in Africa that sold other tribes into slavery & the families of those ship owners that transported them. Makes sense to me to go to the source of the supply. No supply, no slaves.
     
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    I haven’t read the article yet Bob but I assure you, I probably will fairly soon.
    Reparations for the progeny of those who were enslaved has been proposed for at least the last 40 or 50 years so it isn’t anything new. I think the first time I heard about the proposal was way back when the civil rights bill was signed and later the “great society” was introduced by Johnson or some such. The NAACP was very busy in those days.
    I sincerely believe that with the advent of so many shake ups in the Democratic party though, they do have to pick up their voter base and proposing reparations anew is nothing more than a vote gatherer. To me, it’s akin to the thought that illegal immigrants should be guaranteed all the amenities that a citizen enjoys which is nothing more than an attempt to bribe a select grouping of people for votes and a greater ploy to introduce socialism.
     
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    Reparations for Slavery is as STUPID as Fining Decendants of Slave Owners.
     
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    I'd have to sue myself, in that case. I'm descended from both slaves and slave owners.
     
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    Raparations to Japanese Americans that were interred during WW 2 made sense, but current liberal proposals for African Americans does not. If it ever came about which I doubt, then the decendants of ALL SLAVE Holders should pay for it.
     
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    If it comes about, we will ALL pay for it. As for what I think; I think it's absurd. No one living now was a slave, and no one living now owned a slave.
     
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    I believe that anyone who has endured slavery in this country should receive reparations at least equal to the minimum wage, for the period of time in which they were enslaved, and that these reparations should be paid by those who have personally owned slaves. There should also be jail time because slavery in this country has been illegal for much longer than anyone alive today has been around. My family was in Sweden while all of that was going on.
     
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    Apparently there are some that feel that the decendants of slaves have suffered and been disadvantaged and therefore must be compensated. There are thousands of Slave Owner decendants living today, let them pay up.
     
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    Slavery was a Democrat institution. Let every registered Democrat pay.
     
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    Amen!
     
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    Why do you say stupid things like that? You bitch piss,moan and cry about our nation being divided. Yet there you go, spewing infantile garbage.

    There is no Democrat alive today that ever participated in tha practice as you damn well know. You also know that the Democrats of those times became the Dixie Democrats who became the modern Republican party.

    Willfull ingnorance is not a virtue!
     
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    Please point out where I have bitched, moaned, or cried about our nation being divided. If unity means everyone comes over to my side, I'm okay with it. Otherwise, bring on the division. I'm certainly not going over to the loony side. Racial division is another thing, but we were making much progress in coming together racially until Obama intentionally divided the country racially. Wherever there are Democrats in power, there will be racial division.

    Among Democrats, that's popular fiction, but it still isn't true.
     
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    Um, what?? The Republican Party was the result of a movement against the Kansas Nebraska Act, which extended slavery further across the United States. The first meeting against this Act, and where the term ‘Republican’ was suggested as the name for the new party, was conducted in Ripon, Wisconsin, on March 20, 1854. From there on in, the Republican Party rapidly rose on the back of its radical beliefs and anti-slavery position.
     
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    Not only were the Democrats the slaveholders, but the KKK was made up almost, if not entirely of Democrats, and it was Democrats who mostly opposed the Civil Rights Act. While the Act eventually received a majority of support from both parties, once they realized it was going to pass regardless of their opposition, a greater percentage of Republicans voted in favor of the bill. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Republicans were more unified than Democrats in support of civil rights legislation, as many Democrats voted in opposition. Even today, if you want to see how Democrats really feel about civil rights for black people, note how they treat any black person who dares leave the Democrat plantation.
     
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    This is very interesting to me, I didn't know any of this , and I'm always interested to learn....
     
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