13 February 2007

Reasons Why Reparations are Bad for Everyone

Over at the Free Republic, they've published a piece on why reparations are bad for everyone; black, white or cerulean blue. Here are the 10 reasons cited - go to their site to read the explanation for each one.

There Is No Single Group Clearly Responsible For The Crime Of Slavery
There Is No One Group That Benefited Exclusively From Its Fruits
Only A Tiny Minority Of White Americans Ever Owned Slaves, And Others Gave Their Lives To Free Them
America Today Is A Multi-Ethnic Nation and Most Americans Have No Connection (Direct Or Indirect) To Slavery
The Historical Precedents Used To Justify The Reparations Claim Do Not Apply, And The Claim Itself Is Based On Race Not Injury
The Reparations Argument Is Based On The Unfounded Claim That All African-American Descendants of Slaves Suffer From The Economic Consequences Of Slavery And Discrimination
The Reparations Claim Is One More Attempt To Turn African-Americans Into Victims. It Sends A Damaging Message To The African-American Community.
Reparations To African Americans Have Already Been Paid
What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?
The Reparations Claim Is A Separatist Idea That Sets African-Americans Against The Nation That Gave Them Freedom

While the race baiters in our society continue to taut the illusion of victimhood, most people recognize that reparations will do little or nothing to "repair" anything....what they would do is continue a cycle of the "where's mine?" mentality which is so prevelant in our nation right now.

As we painfully witnessed in New Orleans, millions just sat around on their hands, endangering themselves and their families by waiting for the "Magic Federal Government fairy" to come around and rescue them. That kind of thinking is a direct result of 40+ years of Welfare.

Personally, my opinion on reparations is that blacks have been getting welfare entitlements from the government since 1964. Those 42 years of payments are their "reparations" - they shouldn't get one penny more.

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