Skip to comments.McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery
Posted on 10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT by freespirited
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I feel strongly that every LIVING slave deserves an apology. /s
Any Presidential candidate that doesn’t fall in line with this will be called a Jim Crow racist by jackson, sharpton and the naacp.
Whose is going to apologize for McCain?...His shrink?
Stupid is what stupid does...McCain dont you understand that they dont want your apology they just want to keep the freebie train moving along? Are you that stupid McCain?
What a joke, this is what we have to look forward if we elect a RINO like McCain, Guliani or Romney? Give me a break, we are in a world of hurt. When we need a strong conservative man to lead this country the most all we get are these sorry ass POS liberal company controlled one world types.
Does that include black NBA players cause they should apologize to me for making obscene amounts of money. I guess they will be voting for Hillary cause they don’t need all that money and want to support socialism—NOT!
McCain/Kerry F the POWS/MIAS
McCain/Feingold F free speech
McCain/Kennedy F American Sovereignty
McCain/Gang of 14
McCain/Terrorist Bill of Rights
McCain/Does not like tax cuts
I would like to apologize for my 1975 high school graduation picture that my mother still has up on the wall of her home. Bright red blazer, red and white plaid shirt w/ red, white and blue plaid bow-tie. Oh yeah, and the John Denver hair and wire rim glasses.
"I think he did a little too much LDS"
Captain James T. Kirk
The Senate should apologize for McCain and McCain should apologize for the Senate too.
“How about all women apologize for Eves actions? Well?!!!”
Now there’s an idea.
Life in the garden would have been awesome.
Yes an apology is in order.
600,000 US citizens dead. There’s your freaking apology.
I wore Brut cologne last week Wednesday. I'm not sorry.
I’m sorry that we didn’t have the audiences to carry Gilligan’s Island for another year or two.
lack of education inh parts of America??? where?? there are places without any form of private or public education in this country?? people would be flooding in
How about a resolution commending the Republicans for freeing the slaves in the US while the Arabs and most of the world continued allowing slavery.(England had already freed them)
Pandering old fool! That will just make the Liberal Plantation restless as they smell that free reparation money. What about the Irish indentured servants that were the Colonies' first slaves? Do we get an apology and some fast money too?
I wish McCain would just STFU.
He has done little or nothing while he has been in Congress to help this country. He needs to retire and go home and never be heard from again.
Retarded pandering A-hole.
I think you already paid your dues McCLame for pandering to liberal blacks:
New York Daily News (NY)
May 3, 2000
MCCAIN MAKIN’ NICE WITH REV. AL
Author: GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY With Lisa Arcella
Sen. John McCain seems to have grown more tolerant of the man he once called an “agent of intolerance.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he was “stunned” when McCain expressed his “admiration” for him at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.
Sharpton says that, after shaking his hand, McCain put his arm around him and proclaimed: “I admire your style; I admire your passion.” Sharpton says McCain also suggested, “ ‘Let’s get together sometime.’ I told him I’d give him a call.”
McCain’s cordiality is surprising when you remember that, when he was campaigning for President, McCain lumped Sharpton together with Louis Farrakhan, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as people who pandered to “the outer reaches of American politics.”
I said it before, I’ll say it again: Apologizing for something you did not do and are not responsible for is illogical and irrational.
I’m sorry that Rome was sacked by the Alaric and the Visigoths in 410.
You just keep embarrassing yourself.
McCain is trying to buy the black vote.
They're being as irrational as those that insist that there must be some sort of apology.
If you look at the Constitution, the way Jefferson and co. sort of 'pussyfooted' around slavery is quite revealing that the issue was heavy topic of debate at that time. They made the [bad] decision. They should have outlawed slavery then and there, instead of postponing full legal debate until 1808.
Even pro-Confederate Southerners should agree with this. The slave states would be forced to either decide to abolish slavery or would have been able to not ratify the Constitution and join the Union. Thus, independent Southern states without the bloodshed of the War Between the States.
Worthless grandstanding by McCain and Brownback. If these guys really wanted to help blacks, they wouldn’t favor policies which fill the country with illegal aliens who compete with poor blacks for jobs.
Get out of my Country McCain
Or to the actual European descendants who did die because they sought to help those of African descent during the Civil Rights Movement?
Nobody should apologize for something that they didn’t do. Doing so is assuming collective guilt simply because one has the same skin color as some of the slaveholders.
Don't you realize freeper consensus seems to be that the Armenian genocide should be denounced and Turkey forced to recognize it while an apology for slavery should be out of the question? (this is not so much directed at you, just using your post to make what is, granted, a snub--but a logical one).
The Constitution was both written, signed, and ratified years after the United States won independence.
The Constitution was both written and ratified years after the United States won independence.
An apology for slavery probably won't do much good.
But as for opening the door to more separation, this will help do that more so than dozens of government apologies for unflattering parts of American history.
Thank you John McCain for killing your own candidacy. You’ve proven that you’re likely an idiot before and you removed all doubt now.
No, the only way for us to move forward is to quit wasting your time and our money on cr*p like this.
NEVER, NEVER be sorry for wearing Brut cologne!!!! That IS the nicest smelling cologne, along with Old Spice! And, I ain't kidding!
If any senate apologies are issued it should be ONLY from the senate DEMOCRATS as a group. Theirs is the party of slavery, secession and the KKK.
How about apologizing to us for all the babies killed by abortion? Or for what they did to Terri Schindler?
McCain has Campaign Tourettes.
Where has he been the last couple of decades?
Hey how about Hi Karate? Don’t forget English Leather and British Sterling (shaken not stirred).
Captain James T. Kirk"
You mean, "LSD", right?
What is being proposed is that a non-people, an institution, the Senate, should apologize. You can check, but the Senate does not have a 'skin color,' and neither are all the Senators of European descent.
You've actually sort of shed light on why people are getting so worked up over what should practically be a non-issue on this thread. You think that they are asking for 'white' people to apologize to 'black' people for slavery.
They aren't. They are asking for the an abstract entity, the Senate, to acknowledge that it failed a people under its authority and jurisdiction.
The same for calls for the nation to apologize. It is a recognition that the nation--which is not solely of European descent--to acknowledge it permitted something bad to happen on its watch.
As stated earlier, an apology could be almost pointless. It probably won't do much good. However, contrary to what many freepers here seem to be going into a conniption fit about, it probably won't do much evil, either. The odds of a reparations bill passing don't hinge on whether or not the government issues an apology.
It's basically an empty statement, and probably won't affect things either way for those of African or European descent. Those on either side who hate the other side won't change their opinions based on a government apology.
The Constitution Rev 2.0
The Declaration would not have been adopted without the South, and the South would not have signed off if slavery had been abolished then and there. The Federal Constitution was ten years later and many of the Founding Fathers were still around and still there. Patrick Henry too, although nobody listened to him anymore. Trade-off came back to bite a couple generations later and still hasn’t quieted.
Every big town in America already has a “apology monument” for slavery....the welfare office.
Political climates and media ventures to inquire about a further apology from various institutions a hundred and forty years past the Civil War are code word constructs meant to harden hearts, convince mascot groups of the leftists that they continue to be in a new form of slavery and made to make people feel guilty enough to grant special interests.
McCain, Nixonian to the last, constantly looks for media love and hence, latches on to such ploys as one more bid for stardom.
Don't these 100 fools have ANY work to do?