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.
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.
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.