Obama's Stealth Reparations

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    Obama's Stealth Reparations
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    By: Paul Sperry


    While he was an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama told a Chicago radio show host that he sought "major redistributive change" for the benefit of fellow blacks.

    He was speaking in the context of the civil rights movement, and how it had fallen short of "economic justice." Although John McCain and other Republicans are afraid to say it, his remarks can only be interpreted to mean one thing: economic reparations for slavery.

    This is yet another example of Obama's lack of candor and deception about his true radical agenda during this campaign, as well as the mainstream media's failure to vet such serious issues and force them out into the open where voters can see them and have a fair chance to evaluate them before they go to the polls.

    In 2001, Obama said it's a "tragedy" the Constitution wasn't radically interpreted to force redistribution of wealth for blacks, and it's still an issue of concern for him today. And he suggested he wants to effect "major redistributive change" through legislation.

    He complained that during the civil-rights era, "the Supreme Court never ventured into issues of redistribution of wealth" for blacks, and that the Warren Court was not "radical" enough.

    "One of the tragedies of the civil-rights movement was there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change," he said while serving as a state lawmaker and University of Chicago lecturer. "And in some ways, we still suffer from that."

    That was in 2001. Now those coalitions, led by ACORN and other radical urban community organizers, hope to deliver Obama to national power along with a legislative majority working on their behalf.

    "Maybe I'm sharing my bias here as a legislator, but I'm not optimistic about bringing about major redistributive change through the courts," he added. "The institution just isn't structured that way."

    Obama explained that justices felt uncomfortable forcing school districts to pay the extra expense to make the necessary changes to accommodate their desegregation rulings. They would rather not get involved in issues of direct remuneration. Legislators, on the other hand, would have no such qualms about making people pay.

    He said the process of redistributive change and "economic justice" is "administrative and takes a lot of time" -- things that are best left to a federal administration and legislature.

    In a separate interview, he said the framers of the Constitution had an "enormous blind spot" regarding slavery -- no argument there. But then he said that the Constitution -- in spite of its subsequent proper amendments giving blacks full citizenship and rights -- still "represents the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."

    This echoes what he wrote in his 2006 autobiography about the Constitution being "marred by the original sin of slavery."

    Question: Does Obama want to further amend the Constitution in some way? It seems he thinks something is missing, left undone. Does he want to institutionalize reparations somehow? It's a serious question he should be compelled to answer, if he would only give reporters outside his fawning entourage a chance to ask it. (He hasn't held a press conference in over a month.) Remember, Obama was a constitutional lawyer and would know how to get the amendment ratification process started with the right majority in Congress behind such a movement.

    Back in August, Barack Obama said Washington shouldn't just offer apologies for slavery, but also "deeds." Don't worry, he said, he wasn't talking about direct reparations.

    I wasn't put at ease then, and I'm definitely not now.

    "I consistently believe that when it comes to ... reparations," Obama told a gathering of minority journalists, "the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

    A few days later, he clarified his remarks, saying he was not calling for direct cash payments to descendents of slaves, but rather indirect aid in the form of government programs that will "close the gap" between what he sees as white America and black America.

    In other words, stealth reparations.

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    Can anyone post credible links if they decide they want to go and smear Obama? The guy has already said he's against reparations.

    FrontPage Magazine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It also counts Ann Coulter as a Contributer.

    Honestly, this would be like going to The Huff and expecting no bias.

    Also, something like this is what Obama was referring to as "deeds".

     
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    It is strange how blacks standard of living soared as whites declined when Obama took office even though their unemployment rate soared more than whites. It would appear that blacks are the beneficiaries of all of Obama's new social welfare spending. Could this be pandering or reparations?

    Blacks Optimism About Their Standards of Living Tops Whites

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    Many blacks in the USA, Obama included are not descendants of slaves. Yet most blacks believe we owe them reparations. You would have to be past retirement age now to have been old enough to vote during the time of Jim crow laws. There are absolutely no white males in the workforce today that had anything to do with oppressing blacks. Yet the white males today must pay the price for it with being passed over for promotion, quota bosses, affirmative action & unwarranted threat of being sued for discrimination.
     
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    Oh gosh.

    Really? Optimism = Real value?

    And most blacks aren't "descendants of slaves"? You've got to be kidding.

    Africa was horribly affected by European pillaging of the continent. And Central and South America have been ravaged by Colonization.

    Affirmative Action and other welfare programs are the very least that can be done to remedy the effects of something as severe as slavery and Jim Crow laws. True Justice would have been far worse and much more costly.
     
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    I said many not most.

    There are absolutely no white males in the USA workforce today that had anything to do with Europeans pillaging Africa, Central and South America, Indians, or oppressing blacks.

    You would have to be past retirement age now to have been old enough to vote during the time of Jim crow laws.

    You can shove the fake guilt trip crap. We are guilty of nothing accept excessively supporting the minorities causing them to be dependant & not able to stand on their own.
     
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    you are a coward an idiot and a traitor to your own race !!
     

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