Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Slavery Reparations - Walter E. Williams - Page 1

Slavery Reparations - Walter E. Williams - Page 1

My (Irish, German, and Swedish) ancestors came to America after the civil war. They were (and many of my family still are) very poor, including migrant farm workers in the post WWII world. Why should I pay reparations?

And the fact is, the reparations advocates won't take money from individual people. They will use tax money taken from the general fund, including, ironically, taxes taken from rich, successful descendents of slaves (the existence of which proves that reparations aren't needed, by the way). 

So they will take money from the descentants of slaves to give to the descendants of slaves. Yeah. That's logical?

Are we now going to have different tax rates based on the color of your skin? And how do we deal with the descendants of black slave owners? Do they get reparations because of the color of their skin or do they pay them because their great-great-great grandparent. bought a slave to work in their field?

And what about those of mixed race who had one great-great ancestor who was a slave and one great-great ancestor who was an owner? Do they write a check to themselves?

The fact is the whole idea is racist and unjust ("The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the
guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child.
The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the
wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them." Ezekiel 18:20). It does nothing more than give money to a bunch of greedy politicians who happened to have inherited a bunch of melanin. And doesn't their success in the government of this country in the first place prove the ability of blacks to succeed here and the lack of need for reparations?

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