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Quote of the Day

From Barack Hot for the Teacher Obama:

“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”

That’s a bit uncomfortably close to an endorsement of reparations.  I do not support reparations for slavery.  Reparations for slavery have already been paid.

10 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. As far as I know, my first blood relative on either side of my family came to the U.S. in 1876. By what right or authority does anyone — could anyone — claim I, or any of my line, owe reparations?

    III

  2. Guav says:

    Personally I oppose reparations, but “reparations” and “war dead” are not the same thing at all.

  3. The Duck says:

    Mine came in around 1754, but they were Quakers, so why would we pay reparations? They did their upmost to free the slaves

  4. Tony says:

    Recognizing past misdeed is one thing but collective guilt is a tool of the oppressor. Taken to the extreme it is what Terrorists use to justify taking an innocent life.

  5. Sebastian says:

    I don’t really see it that way. A lot of mothers sent their sons to die to put an end to slavery. If that doesn’t constitute a price, I don’t know what does.

  6. Mike M. says:

    My anscestor was a Scottish POW whom the English sent to Massachussetts as an indentured servant. I bet Obamarama doesn’t offer me any of his reparations. What a racist.

  7. Guav says:

    You can see it that way if you want, but it’s not correct—that’s simply not what reparations are—they are a transference of wealth based on the grounds of past injustice. People who die in war are not “reparations.”

    I completely understand where you’re coming from, but it’s incorrect to say that reparations have been paid. They haven’t (and shouldn’t be, at this point).

  8. chris says:

    my fathers side of the family owned one of the largest plantations in the south. My mothers side were stowaways from Sweeden in the late 1870’s… do i get to only pay half?

    oh, wait… im adopted… guess i dont have to pay

  9. CorbinKale says:

    I guess we will be paying out to the ancestors of the whites who died freeing the slaves, too? This is ridiculous. Anyone demanding reparations, at this point, has no desire for justice or equality. They have an agenda of revenge and greed, although, I would be willing to go as far as a one-way ticket to their destination of choice, after they renounce their U.S. citizenship.

    I have never been to Africa, I speak no African dialects, I know no one in Africa, and I have no intentions of ever going to Africa, but ccording to accepted science, the human species originated on the African continent, so my ancestors ARE African. So, unless anyone discriminates against me due to my skin color (white), I am just as African-American as 99.9 % claiming that heritage today. As an African-American, I vote ‘NO’ on reparations.

  10. Peter says:

    This whole ‘reparation’ thing is to compensate those who have been wronged. If anyone can produce an ex-slave, then we’ll talk. Otherwise, this is simply another reason to keep reloading.

    My ancestors got here in 1850, 23 years after slavery was outlawed in New York. Anybody wanting money from me can go to hell.

    Corbin is correct. The main difference between any ‘African-American’ and I is that my ancestors left Africa 50,000 years ago, not 500. Current science indicates that everyone who walks on two legs is ultimately African.

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