House Democrat Prepares Slavery Reparations Measure

The government shutdown continues. While the media tries to blame Trump, anyone who knows anything about civics understands that only Congress has the power to shut down the government like this. Rather than work on amenable solutions, Democrats on Capitol Hill are hard at work on all manner of waste and idiocy. At the top of the list is the new initiative to pay reparations to Americans who have never been slaves (or even met someone who was once). Prepare to be frustrated; this is not a fun story.

The Proposal

Democrats have been floating slavery reparations in one form or another since the 1980s. Apparently black Americans aren’t competent to fend for themselves in a free country. They need assistance. Whatever.

For a long time, John Conyers led the charge. He proposed reparation studies every year for decades. He finally left Congress in disgrace, so someone new has to take up his mantle. That someone is Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. She says that we need to spend millions of dollars on a study to see what form of reparations would be most appropriate to repay slaves for free labor. You can already see a few problems with this — not the least of which is spending millions before we even commit to an expensive reparation plan.

This is just the Obama apology tour version 2.0. In fact, Jackson Lee even went so far as to call her proposition a chance for the U.S. to “consider a national apology.” And here we were thinking that the countless thousands dying in the Civil War was apology enough. Not to be outdone by contemporary liberals, Jackson Lee further justified her proposition by stating that Danny Glover is in favor of it. She’d even like to have him as a witness in the study.

Real History

This is all exactly as stupid as it sounds. Danny Glover is no more a witness to American slavery than anyone else in the world. You see, according to official record, the last surviving American slave died in 1971. He was 124 years old at the time. When he died, slavery had been abolished for more than 100 years. There’s so much disconnect here that it doesn’t even make sense. At an absolute minimum, every single black American alive today is at least three generations removed from slavery. For working black Americans, that number is closer to five generations on average.

The idea that the history of slavery is holding back modern Americans is completely asinine. There is no existing shadow of slavery over America. There is, of course, a huge exception to that. There is an illicit human trafficking market that exists in our country today, but the liberals don’t care about that. If they did, the money they want to throw at reparations would instead go towards border security since well over 90 percent of modern slaves are brought into this country illegally.

The Same Stupid Circle

That really tells you everything you need to know about modern liberals. They would rather throw money at a problem that was solved a century and a half ago than acknowledge the real, modern problem afflicting Americans today. In case it isn’t clear, it’s vote pandering. There are millions of black Americans who stand to get a paycheck from reparations. Of course many of them will be inclined to vote for it. In the meantime, the people suffering under real oppression are completely ignored because walls are somehow immoral.

There is no logical, moral, ethical or emotional consistency from the left. All they care about is power. They’ll bankrupt the economy to make Americans more dependent on federal programs. They’ll disarm you so they can justify a bigger police state, and they’ll start an expensive, useless national apology tour just to siphon money away from policy that might actually make the country a better place. It might not be fair to say that every left-leaning voter is this evil, but the people they put in office certainly are.

This is why it’s so important to support Trump. He’s as imperfect as any human, but he’s the first President in modern history to stick to his principles. He’s fervently attacked the agenda he put before us, and he refuses to let politics corrupt his efforts. There may be some pain in negotiating trade deals with China or finally getting a real wall on the border, but the payoff will be worth it. Until then, it’s up to us to stand by the only man in Washington who has any chance of making this country a better place.

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  1. Why do the 2 Parties forget Fighting and do what the People want ! America first ! We need a Wall just like in 1943 we needed the Alaskan High way , If you are against our way of life you are free to leave , Freedom is not Free!

  2. the reason for blaming trump, could it be that trump demanded it shut down so he could hold it hostage while he tries to use the shut down as a way to blackmail democrats into giving into his demands since democrats met all requirements needed to reopen the government except the wall that trump is demanding and refuses to work with anyone on, his idea of bargaining is democrats surrender totally call it what ever you want but give in so he can use it against the country when ever he wants and say he brought the democrats to there knees while he holds the senate to refuse to except anything from the house that doesn’t give into his wall while he tries to explain his grounds of a national emergency to spend what was it 46.5 billion for a wall that norris gave a solution on yesterday and why won’t trump explain how his deal with mexico will pay for the wall as he claims, but of course about a week or so before he said he could renegotiate the deal with mexico to include, by the way its the deal that congress hasn’t approved yet. and why does trumps demand for the wall cost 46.5 billion but norris wall is 12 billion?

    1. Thought México was paying for it? Our deficit is huge and made HUGE-er by the assinine tax “break” that only helped Trump and his rich cronies.

    2. It’s nothing the Democrats haven’t done many times!

  3. you can go by what the country demands, shut it down the latest pol is 51% say no to the wall problem solved by todays numbers

    1. I don’t know where you are getting your information but areas close to the border are about 80% in favor of the wall because they are the most impacted by the illegals.

      The polls that only ask the northeast will get a whole different result.

  4. This is one the most willfully ignorant fake news articles I’ve ever read. Slavery and its legacy from the Black codes, the Jim Crow era, the civil rights era through discriminatory lending practices, discriminatory sentencing affects ALL Americans. I get the concept that this sight and it’s parent company is a conservative echo chamber but only a true idiot with their head buried in the sand can ignore history or suspend their belief in reality to believe there are no effects of slavery that our country meets to reconcile and heal from.

  5. The Democrats are proving anyone who voted for them is an IDIOT most current politicians are criminals!
    This is what I believe should happen!
    The Founding Fathers envisioned serve term(s), then go home and back to work … no freebies. National vote needed.
    The TRUMP Rules: Congressional Reform Act of 2017
    1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. And, no more perks go with them.
    2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
    3. Congress must purchase their own retirement plan, just as ALL Americans do.
    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
    5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people (i.e. NO MORE INSIDER TRADING!!!).
    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts by and for themselves.

    1. These are the vary basic changes that need to happen yesterday! Most of what these politicians have set up for themselves is barred by the constitution anyway! Their separate elitist class must be ended and the constitution followed again!

    2. You said a mouth full of truth to bad that you or l will never see it our lifetime and l agree with you it’s time for term limits and the states that they represent should pay 80% of their ex spends and the government only 20% this will put a end to the bull shit

  6. What a waste of time and money for the demowits. That seems to be the only thing they know how to do. People people people look at the current debt and who created the most debt, the demowits. Obummer did his best to put America into financial ruin and force the poorest to the middle class citizen dependent on government hand outs i.e. freebies. Thats the best example of power, government control and living under a nondemocarcy world. Yeah when obummer said he was going to redistribute the wealth he didnt mean he was going to make a better life for the poorest to middle class. If you want to see modern day slavery this would be it. Think about how slavery works, any slavery in any country. I say rather than focusing on reparatation, focus on opportunities, independace and a free nation. Thats the American dream!

  7. Let’s blame the president, NO. You people on here are disgusting. The tax cuts were for everyone. If your on welfare , you get no tax cuts. So sick of people that would give our country away because Hillary lost. Trump has done more for this country that the last four presidents. Obama has made so much hate . Just listen to yourself. Just what did Obama do for you. And just what have you done for your country. If you don’t like your rights or freedoms, borders then leave. America has been the greatest. But with whiny cowards that do nothing but want everything free. Your feelings hurt. Don’t know America history. Hillary would had most people in death camps. She wants abortions at 9 months. Wants men to die. You people who only listen to CNN are stupid. Read Hillary’s book or obama’s book. Too lazy to read. Get off the tv and do some research. President Trump doesn’t have to work with anyone that goes against the constitution. If you don’t know the constitution read it. Go to South America where they are eating trash and pets. go to iran i should they would love puppets that fall in line to b.s.. Try helping your country.

  8. What about today’s reparation? The young African Americans with degree were warned the system was rigged against them. They’ve invested years and a lot of money and getting degrees. THIS IS IN TODAY’S WORLD! WHY ISN’T ANYBODY STUDYING,INVESTIGATING AND BRINGING A REMEDY TTO THIS SITUATION?

    1. The system is rigged against all but the wealthy! There are just as many other college grads flipping burgers in every ethnic group! Get over the “t’s all a plot against the blacks” crock. The system has been rigged in FAVOR of blacks & “minorities” for decades, to no avail. This whole country needs to grow up and stop expecting/demanding freebies.

  9. It’s idiotic to not secure our borders! How many DNC Politicians live behind a a gated community barrier?

    1. ALL your politicians & other wealthy have walls & gates to protect THEM. The rest of us are supposed to survive as best we can. I look forward to the day that catches up to them! It will be interesting to see if it is citizens or invaders who get them first!

  10. Reparations over my dead body! You Africans owe White people! We have been paying your bills since Lyndon Johnson, (D) Said, “These blacks are getting too upitty! We need to give them something, not a lot, but enough to passive them, I’ll have those niggers voting Democrat for the next hundred years!”

  11. Reparations will never happen, Jackson Lee is a straight-up, racist!

  12. Pay for the wall with the congressional pension fund! Dane! Problem solved! They took our social security!

  13. And Jackson Lee is very stupid! Not at all smart enough to be in a political party office!

  14. Pay for the wall with the congressional pension fund! Done! Problem solved! They took our social security!

  15. Yet, we are talking about the criminal organization DNC! Do nothing Communists!

  16. Ahhh truly bleve dat dose slaves shudda be sendin payments to duh slave masters fo all duh fuds dey been etin fre and duh housin dey been livin in fo no charg all dose yeas. Fre dis an fre day dey be oen fo!

  17. Look who her father is ,,,,,, a disgraced pastor of the rainbow coalition who was run out of town the last time he was in public..

  18. They Just don’t get it! The slaves were owned by Democrats!!!!
    The KKK was all Democrats!
    Why do Blacks allow themselves to be exploited by those that Kept them in Chains!
    Take ALL the Money from Democrats and give it to the Blacks.
    Fair is Fair!

  19. If they want reparations, they need to go to Africa and try to get it there. It was blacks who sold the blacks. Maybe even their own families or Danny Glovers family. My family never owned a slave yet we’ve been paying for their lazy asses for years. This wasn’t in this article but who was the fool that came up with we should will our homes to a black family when we die. Those people have about 150,000 years to catch up on the evolution process.

  20. Dave G., I like your idea! Why not do unto others as they have done unto you? “An eye for an eye & a tooth for a tooth.” So why not take their saved retirement money from them as they took our saved retirement money from us!

  21. Jackson lee.. I bet her grandparents are bowing their heads in shame. If they, God bless them. Are in their heavenly home, I hope they interfere to our Father for her. Slavery was the most evil thing in our history. The President and a commander arguing people fighting each other, sound familiar.
    Well Jackson lee. Your ancestors, were freed, hallelujah.. I am not a scholar. But seems that most were given land, pieces of silver to start a life. While my ancestors, the American Indian was booted out of their homes, land. That’s why I cannot ever know whom my great grand parents were. You however, if I had to guess. By your last name, Andrew Jackson, General Lee were honored by your by taking their name.
    So please you have been in Congress a long time. A part of history. DO not silly it by leaving a legacy of shame.

  22. EU Agenda to destroy western history and culture started in the 1920’s’ the EU’s president and vice president, today, openly, still PREACH the destruction of the west and all of it’s nationality. we are fighting a foreign agenda. it is called the EU agenda Richard Nikolaus Eijiro, Count of Coudenhove-Kalergi originator of Pan-Europe, which became the EU of today that the so called progressive left have sold out to.Richard Nikolaus Eijiro belief was,” The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals.” this is what the EU wants. SOON WE WILL NEED asylum in a Visegrad nation. we needs a nation behind us. Voting and lawyers is not enough any more. Interestingly, this writer of fictional short stories in the 1920’s must have foreseen the problems with this madness. Robert E. Howard, a historical fantasy writer from the 1920’s… Howard explained the origins and history of the Hyborian civilization in his essay “The Hyborian Age. this writer died at and early age, his writings covered the race, tribal wars of all times from per-historic, Atlantis, BC to the 1920’s with science fantasy and fiction, detective, and westerns stories, even some short humor. His conflict of race, ran through all these stories. seems it was more than fiction, in his Detective stories, he writes of a shadowy evil plot of all the races against the white race, worth the read. It is sad that Hollywood picked up the one story Conan,and made it absolutely stupid, completely missing the heart of the writing. The character was supposes to be a Celt named, Cor Mac Art. These were short stories that after Howard’s death, other writers pieced together from later found outlines. His writing about race seems to fit as what is being forced by the EU controlled UN and it ruinous multicultural delusion. the problem is rap music, stupidity of so many white girls. lack of education. instead having the uneducated get smarter..they take the easier route and dumb down education.. that is the EU agenda.

  23. To Ms. Shelia Jackson Lee my family has already paid the price so no repriations not one of those enslave is alive today. One Member of my family is buried at Andersonville Georgian, anther at Gettysburg, yet another at Kennesaw Ga.two more around Petersburg Va. So we don’t need your stupid repreations monstrosit take it and smoke it in a Dobie !

  24. When will we study to give reparations to the Irish slaves that were brought over here against their will??? I look back and see that my ancesters would probably have died in Ireland if they had not been forced to come here.
    Maybe African Americans should look into where they might have been had they not been sold by their own people to slave runners. Would they be in a free country or even here???
    It’s time to stop going back and go forward. There is no money that makes “reparations” and there is no scale one can use to come up with an amount or who it should go to. No one is alive that was a slave back in that time period. There have been many people enslaved in the history of the world. It’s time to look at ourselves as Americans, not Irish, German, African, Cuban, Mexican… the list goes on…..however you got here to America a century ago, you are Americans….let’s get over the labels and quit dividing our nation.

  25. Does this reparations idea apply to Irish slaves (Micks) children, grand children, etc ?? Or, is this a case of, they aren’t eligible because they were white ?
    Look it up, the first slaves in the colonies were 100 Irish children in 1619, black slaves didn’t come until many years later..

  26. This is one of the worst articles I have ever read. What kind of sick mind comes up with this garbage?

  27. Try thanking GOD you ended up in America and not Africa. Quit whining and enjoy the FREEDOMS you have.

  28. Another democrat money give away to buy an election. They do not care about the country, only keeping their well paying jobs and the under the table donations from “friends” for favors.

  29. These people have gone so far beyond left to where they don’t even know what they are doing with these dumasd crap they come up with. JUST A BUNCH OF DUMASSES PEOPLE THAT HAS LOST THERE EVER LOVING MIND!!!!!!!!!

  30. What were SNAP, welfare, food stamps, section 8, school lunches, WIC, after-school activities, clothing giveaways, Medicaid, hiring quotas, free college, grade curves, free legal representation, graduation quotas, etc.?

  31. First the Wall has to be built, let a couple of Democrats get hurt by someone sneaking into our country and they will scream except CNN won’t cover the Story, Seond The Democrats don’t want the Wall because they will lose all there future votes and Third paying people for something that happened before they were even Born is Rediculous , this Country is going to hell in a hand basket, Let’s vote Obama in again, this way we will no longer be a country.

  32. Sounds good, please have ALL documents in order as to who purchased you and most importantly, WHO IN AFRICA SOLD YOU TO THE WHITE MAN! You can then immediately immigrate to Africa and sue them for your repatriation funds. God bless, and good luck

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  34. They already ruined themselves with welfare – do we need to make it worse

  35. Do the Democrats propose to give reparations to all those who were held in slavery? That would be 0.

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