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Here's why reparations have
suddenly become a hot button issue
ahead of the 2020 presidential race

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/17/2019 7:31:53 PM

The topic of reparations for slavery has emerged as a major issue since the start of the year as Democratic presidential candidates gear up for 2020. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold the first hearing in more than a decade focused specifically on reparations. The legislation, introduced earlier this year by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and lingering discrimination against black Americans, as well as propose reparation recommendations. While Lee's bill isn't the first focused on reparations


Maybe Dems secretly want to loose 49 states in 2020.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 6/17/2019 7:44:18 PM (No. 100242)
This will go over really big in the northern swing states. I am eagerly anticipating my check based on my Norwegian grandmother having been an indentured servant during her first years in America.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: coyote 6/17/2019 7:48:09 PM (No. 100244)
My Great Grand Dad took a bullet in the Civil War, do I get a discount?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Southron 6/17/2019 7:51:13 PM (No. 100245)
Folks who who were never slaves to be paid money from folks who never owned slaves.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/17/2019 8:02:17 PM (No. 100251)
It is part of a divide and conquer campaign. This is the only thing Democrats have.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 6/17/2019 8:05:22 PM (No. 100253)
Lingering discrimination? I’d say it’s actually black privilege.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: cactus 6/17/2019 8:09:22 PM (No. 100256)
My ancestors didn’t arrive in the United States until the late 1800’s and had nothing to do with slavery. Don’t see a reason why we should pay reparations. How about those who lived in areas that were not yet states during slavery. They shouldn’t pay either.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JrSample 6/17/2019 8:20:20 PM (No. 100261)
Their problems have nothing to do with slavery. The wealth gap is caused by a high out-of-wedlock birth rate (in excess of 70%), poor schools, lack of interest in educational achievement, high rate of drug usage, and high rate of participation in drug-related crime. Without solving these problems any money thrown at them will be wasted on drugs and more bad behavior.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chiller 6/17/2019 8:31:54 PM (No. 100264)
At the core of this is the bigotry of low expectations. 'If you're black (pink, or chartreuse), you're not good enough to make it on your own, so we'll help you.' Like most liberal ideas, they feel good, but have disastrous consequences. Such actions reinforce recipients worthlessness, and robs them of the satisfaction of accomplishment. Race is nothing more than a matter of shade of pigment, imho. The difference in cultures are what make America what it is, but we must stop this bigotry, well intentioned as it may be. It's not. It's destructive
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Locarno 6/17/2019 8:53:20 PM (No. 100273)
Since the article doesn't answer the question as to why reparations have suddenly become a 'hot' issue, i'll go out on a limb and offer and answer: Blacks are getting behind Trump in disproportionate numbers, and need to be sent back to the democrat plantation. Nothing more than that, really. The donkey pollsters are telling them blacks are increasing their prosperity under Trump, and need to be reminded they are indentured servants of the said democrats. What better way to do that than to promise them checks after the election?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/17/2019 8:53:46 PM (No. 100274)
Rats: "If we can't earn your vote, we'll buy your vote. You minorities don't have any moral value against that. Right?"
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/17/2019 9:17:39 PM (No. 100288)
Whatever it is this time, it will never be enough, never be enough. At some point, being called a racist must be discounted and ignored. Until we get to the point that their false charges of racism are ignored, we'll be dancing to the tune of the flim-flam man.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Doconc 6/17/2019 9:38:36 PM (No. 100297)
If Sheila lee is for it then I am against it She is an absolute moron
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DARling 6/17/2019 9:43:05 PM (No. 100300)
They need to be honest with themselves. The only reason they are bringing this up is because the democrats need a hook to get the black Obama voters to the polls. They won't show up for some lame woman or gay guy in 2020.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/17/2019 9:57:45 PM (No. 100306)
Does Barack pay himself? What about Tiger Woods? What about all the successful blacks in this country? A case could be made that the descendants of slaves were the lucky ones. Left in Africa they would be living in mud huts. Then again, without the importation of black slaves we would only need half the prisons we are paying for now.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kate318 6/17/2019 10:03:08 PM (No. 100307)
#9 has it right.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: EaglePaul 6/17/2019 10:49:55 PM (No. 100331)
Reparations were paid in full between April 1861 and April 1865
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Delilah 6/18/2019 12:06:25 AM (No. 100362)
I have the journal of one of my ancestors who served with the Union in the Civil War and he tells how they had to forage for their own food. One day all he had was a handful of coffee grounds. So don't talk to me about reparations!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone 6/18/2019 12:19:55 AM (No. 100369)
It is only fair that the Democrats comprehensively use a dragnet to seek out all slave owners and have them pay their freed slaves whatever amount of reparations that the Democrat committee decides. Why should people who never owned slaves or were not even in America during the slavery era have to pay? Will there be a waiver for Union Army veterans?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/18/2019 4:10:16 AM (No. 100416)
Here';s the real reason: Vote for me and I'll give you free money. It's more properly called vote buying which is illegal.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/18/2019 6:56:01 AM (No. 100462)
I’ve never been a slave owner but I’m willing to give it a try if I’m going to be taxed for it....
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Reply 21 - Posted by: winnie1 6/18/2019 8:45:24 AM (No. 100530)
The Dems are desperate for the Black vote. They would sell their soul for a vote.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 6/18/2019 9:49:06 AM (No. 100596)
reparations being used to increase turnout of black voters, without which dems can't win. once they vote, dems will renege on promises.
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