• Richard Easson

Debate About Trillions of Dollars in Slavery Reparations Comes to Congress Again

The debate over whether or not the United States of America can successfully apologize to the descendants of slaves by dishing out trillions of dollars in reparations has made its way back to the House this week.

USA Today reported that for three hours on Wednesday, eight “experts” and advocates for reparations testified before the House subcommittee on House Resolution 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. The article said, “A House committee debated a bill Wednesday that would direct more than a dozen experts to examine how the U.S. government supported slavery from 1619 to 1865 and created laws that discriminated against formerly enslaved people and their descendants.”

The commission of more than a dozen “experts” will be expected to recommend remedies which include compensation and education for Americans on the history of slavery.

A Harvard study recently released said that reparations could have reduced the coronavirus death toll among African Americans. A model created by researchers involved in the study calculated giving $250,000 in reparations per person or $800,000 per household.

Issue number 1: the far-left wants you to believe that the first chattel slaves brought to Virginia in 1619 defines America’s founding. They’re embracing an ideology brought about by a collection of essays released by The New York Times called The 1619 Project and are attempting to rewrite our nation’s history. They’re even encouraging this to be taught in schools by offering tools and lesson plans to teachers compliments of the Pulitzer Center.

The writers responsible for the collection of essays at the NYT tried to retract their claim that 1619 defines America’s beginning, but when the project debuted in August 2019, it explicitly stated that “The 1619 project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

Sorry, but you cannot rewrite the nation’s literal birth year of 1776. If we were living inside George Orwell’s 1984, then you’d get away with it, but much to the chagrin of far-leftists, we still have access to books and records.

Issue number 2: the trillions in reparations that would be given if a legislation really succeeded would easily and undoubtedly sink the U.S. economy into extreme debt. That debt would cause the U.S. Dollar to collapse. With a collapse of our currency comes a collapse of capitalism – exactly what progressives and supporters of socialism want.

Don’t be fooled, reparations are a leftist method to plummet America into a similar FDR-ian Great Depression-New Deal situation, but much worse. We’ve recently seen an example of the left’s tactics at play, and they don’t let a crisis go to waste.

The coronavirus was easily weaponized by the left to not only change the way we vote in America, but to easily run up our national debt and destroy businesses and the way American citizens make an income.

In case you’ve forgotten, $12 billion of the $2 trillion COVID relief package signed last March went to things not even related to the coronavirus. $10 billion went toward international development, $350 million for refugee resettlement, $93 million for Congress ($25 million of it went toward “salaries and expenses”), $75 million to PBS stations (known to be Democrat-aligned), and $25 million to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (notoriously known to be Democrat-aligned), among other non-COVID related line items and friends of the Democrat Party.

As you can see, frivolously printing money we don’t have is the liberal way, and it’s the best way to tank an economy and a successful capitalist structure – a structure that has stood the test of time in bringing even the poorest out of poverty and allowing those with extra money to donate it and help those who need it most. And while we can all agree that slavery and the way African Americans were treated throughout history is appalling and remorseful, printing money and giving it away will not solve anything in our past, but will only cause more problems.