$20 Trillion in Reparations?

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    I used to feel that African Americans had gotten the short end of the reparations stick. While Japanese Americans got $20,000 for WW2 internment and Native Americans got casinos, African Americans got 40 acres and a mule if they were lucky. However, during the past 50 years, the United States has devoted an inordinate amount of its resources to helping African Americans overcome the vestiges of slavery and segregation. That noble effort has largely failed and, at the end of our first Black President's term in office, we will have accumulated an astounding $20 trillion in national debt that we will never pay off.

    It is therefor time to say enough is enough. Not only is the road to Hell paved with good intentions, we can't afford to continue down that road even if we wanted to. It is time for the SCOTUS to declare the obvious, that race-based government programs are an affront to the plain meaning of our Constitution.

    It is also time for a Constitutional Amendment to force the federal government to live within its means and stop stealing from future generations. This cannot be done overnight; given the intransigence of the national Democratic Party, a Constitutional Convention will probably have to be called by 2/3 of the States. Any proposed Amendment would then require 3/4 of the States to ratify, the same as if it had been passed by 2/3 of both house of Congress.
     
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    yeah its all black peoples fault huh
     
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    AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks



    The poll finds that racial prejudice is not limited to one group of partisans. Although Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit racism (79 percent among Republicans compared with 32 percent among Democrats), the implicit test found little difference between the two parties. That test showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans), as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
     
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    nearly 80 percent of republicans surveyed displayed EXPLICIT RACISM in their answers
     
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    (yawn)
     
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    I agree with about all you said. I do not feel sorry for what my ancestors did 150+ years ago. It sucks, but not my fault. There is no need for my children , grandchildren etc to have to pay for it. And it damned sure aint their fault!
     
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    So of the 16 trillion dollars in debt we have now, how much do you figure them "Afro-Americans" got anyway?
     
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    Well, the blacks run Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and the Rand Corp, so.... Yeah.

    And that F-35 Joint Strike fighter with its $1.5 trillion (10% of National debt) bling.
     
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    Slavery is now responsible for our National Debt?

    Wars, building the largest military on earth and slashing taxes had nothing to do with it
     

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