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H.R. 40: Commission To Study Reparation Proposals For African-Americans Act (Reparations For Slavery
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Posted on 04/01/2009 7:26:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery in the U.S. and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865, and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendation to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; conyers; democrats; hr40; obama; taxes
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Even though this bill failed to pass in 2007, with Obama as president and even more Democrats in charge of Congress, this bill will most likely pass now and get the millions allocated for it. The ball will then start rolling, unless enough people find out about it.

They should call this H.R. 40: The Rev. Wright Act

1 posted on 04/01/2009 7:26:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I thought we already had that? It’s called ‘welfare’. /s


2 posted on 04/01/2009 7:28:39 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Excuse me while I PUKE!


3 posted on 04/01/2009 7:28:58 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Paid in full — at Gettysburg etc.

It will never be ‘enough,’ anyway. Just like electing Obama was not ‘enough.’


4 posted on 04/01/2009 7:29:21 AM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Just add it to the other budgetary debts that we can’t pay.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 7:29:41 AM PDT by MHT
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To: All
Reparations for African-Americans is a must. We must dig up all the dead bodies of slave owners and make them pay.
6 posted on 04/01/2009 7:29:45 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Isn’t this just John Conyers’ annual ritual?


7 posted on 04/01/2009 7:30:02 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

At that point, they should tax the African nations that sold their own people into slavery. This would pay for it.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 7:30:31 AM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Will the descendants of the white soldiers who were killed in the civil war get money?

How will the bill handle the descendants of black slave owners?


9 posted on 04/01/2009 7:30:41 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

These idiots are begging for a 2nd civil war.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 7:31:37 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

You think banning guns is a toxic threat to Democrats? They know that if this was taken to the floor and pushed hard for the resulting loss of seats would be breathtaking, especially in hard times like now.

Obama will wait until reelection before he pulls this out of his racist hat, he knows that to do it before will guarantee he loses in 2012.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 7:31:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: sinanju

Same game from Conyers, but Obama is president now, and there are more Dems in charge of Congress. Most likely this bill will pass now. God help us.


12 posted on 04/01/2009 7:32:21 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Wrong. Until the claimant can specifically prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that (1) s/he served as a slave and that (2) the payer (i.e. you and me) specifically owned slaves, there is no legitimate claim. Game over.


13 posted on 04/01/2009 7:32:26 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (There are no points for second place.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I think there should be reparations. All living slave owners must be called to accounts and pay the people who were enslaved under them. Every living freed slave should get a sizeable check. ... Oh, wait! The democrat party has enslaved blacks to social welfare checks and entitlement programs. So, that won’t work will it! The democraps just send money out with federal IOU’s backing them up. Nothing is getting paid as it is!


14 posted on 04/01/2009 7:32:33 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m all for it!

Give each of them $1 million upon the condition that they accept a 1-way ticket to return to the African nation of their choice and forfeit their American passports at the boarding gate.

Works for me.


15 posted on 04/01/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Abathar

Don’t be too sure.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 7:33:48 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

This better be April’s Fool!


17 posted on 04/01/2009 7:33:53 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How should I be responsible for reparations done by none of my ancestors? My grandparents moved from Germany to the US circa 1920. They, and by extension all of their progeny going forward, have zippo to do with this.


18 posted on 04/01/2009 7:34:14 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Obama lied - the Economy died)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How about when blacks had whites as slaves and demand money from President Washington to return them.


19 posted on 04/01/2009 7:35:06 AM PDT by edcoil (Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner Liberty is a well-armed lamb)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I hope it passes and here is my reasoning. Pass the bill with reparations for slavery and let buckwheat sign it. There will be a backlash never seen before. There will be politicians swinging from every lamp post in Washington and blood will run in the streets of the nation. Someone needs to take out the trash and this just might be the means to get it to the curb...........red


20 posted on 04/01/2009 7:35:29 AM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: Fast Moving Angel

there is no legitimate claim.

Since when has legitimacy stopped the lying, putrid, leftist, democrats from doing what they want. They need to be out of government and FAST!


21 posted on 04/01/2009 7:36:14 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Don’t forget about affirmative action and the many other race based organizations in our country.

If reparations were paid do the states that were not states have to pay them? What about the states that didn’t hold slaves? I strongly believe that any American living today that took part in slavery should pay.


22 posted on 04/01/2009 7:36:43 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Diversity causes division and resentment.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
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23 posted on 04/01/2009 7:36:48 AM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: roaddog727

Good precedent .... the “wronged” get reparations. Wait till I send them the bill for a few trillion dollars they are taking away from me and my friends. Our “bill” will be a helluva lot bigger than this “reparation” bill. (’course we’ve got to get a conservative or two to get into office first).


24 posted on 04/01/2009 7:36:54 AM PDT by DHC-2
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Everyone, regardless of their ancestry, can demand reparations from one country or another if they look back in history far enough.

This reparations crap is nonsense. No black person alive was ever a slave, and to claim they were somehow effected by that period of our history is nothing but an EXCUSE for their own failure to make something of themselves.

25 posted on 04/01/2009 7:37:17 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: OB1kNOb

It isn’t.

Obeyme and even more Dems are now in charge of the Hill, so this bill most likely will pass now - given that the sycophantic liberal media will look the other way, and the White House is so adept at diversion.


26 posted on 04/01/2009 7:38:00 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Wow - I never would have seen this coming...

Tipping point, perhaps?


27 posted on 04/01/2009 7:38:12 AM PDT by islander-11 (Save Nantucket - Vote Republican!!!)
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To: OB1kNOb

Who knows any more...I thought everything this administration did so far was an “April Fools”!

I guess they’ll overlook the most persecuted groups in all history and still today:
-Jews
-Christians

If only the American public new the TRUTH about slavery:
-White Christians died to save them
-Muslims enslaved and brutally murdered 90% of them.
-Blacks had slaves
-Americans treated slaves as family

Try this link:
http://www.truthandgrace.com/muslimslavery.htm

The total liberal bias BS in the text books is enough to make me sick!


28 posted on 04/01/2009 7:39:18 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: DCBryan1
With the endless barrage of Dim ideas/taxes/radical change to America - and my first thought is to flee to an abandoned tropical island somewhere. But, I love my country. Perhaps we could just split it down the middle and put Libs on one side (Unamerica) and Conservatives on the other (America). No really.
29 posted on 04/01/2009 7:39:35 AM PDT by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: bboop

That is what kills me about all these “race doesn’t matter” folks. It is about race and there will never be “enough” till whitey is subjugated and poverty stricken.


30 posted on 04/01/2009 7:39:50 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Reparations are already in the “Stimulus” Package.


31 posted on 04/01/2009 7:41:05 AM PDT by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS!!!!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

So, not enough white blood was shed during the Civil War ?

A Minority’s Minority is NOT in charge here, I hope. The Majority is going to perform repreations on Congress for anyone who votes on this .


32 posted on 04/01/2009 7:41:24 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Fast Moving Angel
"Wrong. Until the claimant can specifically prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that (1) s/he served as a slave and that (2) the payer (i.e. you and me) specifically owned slaves, there is no legitimate claim. Game over."

Doesn't matter to Blacks. If your white, you should pay. Doesn't matter if you are Polish, Ukrainian, or some other white person who was never involved in slavery.

I sure would like to see them include Muzziers on their reparations list. Enslavement of blacks is still legal in the sandbox where the Koran is the order of the day.

33 posted on 04/01/2009 7:41:29 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: rednek
Does indentured servitude count!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
34 posted on 04/01/2009 7:42:07 AM PDT by jedi150
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To all reading this:

How many times have you heard in the last few years, “Congress will never do that, ot vote for that, or make that a law,” or “No way will they push for that,” or something to that effect.

Don’t be too sure that they won’t try to pass this.


35 posted on 04/01/2009 7:42:42 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Who will benefit from this though? They have already wrapped up all the votes the money would go to, and it will throw the moderates to the right so fast it will make their heads spin.


36 posted on 04/01/2009 7:42:53 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
How many slaves do we have in the US right now?

Other than the tax paying workers who will be forced to support this.

Get em off their lazy a$$e$$ and put them to work.

37 posted on 04/01/2009 7:43:05 AM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Our dear Leader is the engineer of the train to destruction!!

Our only hope is a catastrophic train wreck!

38 posted on 04/01/2009 7:43:08 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: bboop

And, what about all those Irish immigrants who were brought in to dig the canal and died in New Orleans because the slave owners didn’t want their slaves to die? Where is the reparations for their toil and death? I want my money and I want it NOW!


39 posted on 04/01/2009 7:43:17 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: bboop

And, what about all those Irish immigrants who were brought in to dig the canal and died in New Orleans because the slave owners didn’t want their slaves to die? Where is the reparations for their toil and death? I want my money and I want it NOW!


40 posted on 04/01/2009 7:44:16 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: roaddog727
Gee, you are thinking rationally here. My sense is most people in the US are descendants from Europeans and Asians who arrived here subsequent to the War Between the States.

How would anyone go about deciding or proving whom is a slave descendant or who is not. How many Egyptians would consider themselves Africans if that was the basis of payments?

Somewhere in law IMO there is a doctrine about not being held accountable for acts committed by your forebearors. To accommodate such an action now would require changing the constitution IMO and I don't believe enough states would go along with this crap to do so.

If our government is desirous of a race war here, passage of such a pile of crap like reparations may just do it.

Vince

41 posted on 04/01/2009 7:44:29 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
They should all be dead by now. There have been no slaves since 1865. Seeing as the human life span is not 150+ years I think all those that were effected by slavery should be pretty much dead.

So now we don't only support the lazy good for nothing descendants they want us to give money to dead people too.

Just like a Democrat.

42 posted on 04/01/2009 7:46:51 AM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: DCBryan1

I agree.


43 posted on 04/01/2009 7:48:02 AM PDT by mickidawn1969
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To: Westbrook

ROTFLMAO! I love the idea!


44 posted on 04/01/2009 7:49:48 AM PDT by mickidawn1969
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

We’ll see a ton of non-blacks cross party lines in future elections if this disaster passes


45 posted on 04/01/2009 7:50:05 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: rednek
I hope it passes and here is my reasoning. Pass the bill with reparations for slavery and let buckwheat sign it. There will be a backlash never seen before. There will be politicians swinging from every lamp post in Washington and blood will run in the streets of the nation. Someone needs to take out the trash and this just might be the means to get it to the curb...........red

I really doubt it. If what Obama and the house RATS have already done didn't bring people into the streets, nothing will.

46 posted on 04/01/2009 7:50:20 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The Left said to give Obama a pass cause when Ayers was doing his thing Obama was only 8 yrs old....

So I want a pass as well cause when slavery happened I wasn’t even born yet!


47 posted on 04/01/2009 7:51:24 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: ryan71

Yes, seriously,

if you look at who is “giving” and who is “receiving”,

you’ll see that all of the spending bills so far are de facto reparations.


48 posted on 04/01/2009 7:51:45 AM PDT by MrB (Are you going Galt or Bowman?)
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To: Bitsy

ME TOO!


49 posted on 04/01/2009 7:53:57 AM PDT by mickidawn1969
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To: rfreedom4u
"If reparations were paid do the states that were not states have to pay them? What about the states that didn’t hold slaves? I strongly believe that any American living today that took part in slavery should pay."

I'd just want to know what their secret was for living so long.

50 posted on 04/01/2009 7:54:21 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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