Reparations for slavery is newest machination
The American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. The event marked the abolition of slavery in the United States. Jefferson Davis, a democrat, was the president of the confederacy. Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s first Republican president, ran and was elected based on his opposition to slavery.
That 156 year history gets muddled when in the hands of congressional democrats in 2021.
Many Americans trace their family’s arrival to the European immigration facilitated at Ellis Island at the turn of the last century. Influxes arrived on our shores, learning English, working diligently and embracing American history as their own. Mostly working class, they strived to ensure their children received college educations, understanding that was the pathway to a successful future. Asians, subjected to the bigoted Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 eventually arrived on the West Coast and became successful, contributing Americans. Not a single one of the newcomers, many discriminated against themselves, were slaveholders. Neither were the decades of Americans who preceded or followed them.
But the democrats have another ace up their collective sleeve. Opening the southern border to hundreds of thousands of Central Americans is just the tip of their financial giveaway. The illegal aliens have been deemed eligible for enormous benefit packages, not the least of which is cash payouts.
Pay attention to the scam The Washington Examiner headlines in its recent report, “House set to vote for slavery reparations commission.” The ultimate objective is that those of us who never owned slaves, will be paying reparations to those who never were slaves.
Though the concept is preposterous, H.R. 40 has 175 democrat co-sponsors, including Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ CD 2) who will not be running for reelection due to repeated, debilitating falls related to her admitted alcoholism for which she has sought treatment and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ CD 3) who was frequently drunk at work and is on record paying off a victim of his sexual harassment.