Most of the 2020 Democrat Presidential candidates have now switched from promoting the New Green Deal to talking about reparations. Sen. Cory Booker, one of the many candidates just introduced a bill in the senate that would study the possibility of reparations for the descendants of slaves. Booker stated, “this bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”
If a bill was passed that would take tax payer money and redistribute it to descendants of slaves, that bill would create more problems than it would ever solve. There are so many people living in this country whose families had nothing to do with slavery a century and a half ago that would resent having their taxes used for something like this. My relatives on both my mother and father’s side came to this country in the late 1800’s and I would oppose having my hard earned dollars going to someone who may or may not have had relatives that were slaves 150 years ago. There is no argument that slavery was and still is a horrible institution but trying to correct wrongs that are centuries old will not improve race relations today.
I am convinced however that the Democrats are not really serious about passing any kind of reparation legislation. They are doing what comes naturally to them, pandering to their constituents. When it comes to minorities they promise and pander but never deliver. Yet somehow these groups continue to support the Democrat Party even though through the years have shown that they are no better off.