“Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., the presumed front-runner to succeed Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats, supports legislation to create a commission to study reparations for descendants of enslaved people, reports Fox News.
H.R. 40, authored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, calls for the creation of an expert panel to study the legacy of slavery and consider reparations for the descendants. The legislation has passed the Judiciary Committee, but Pelosi never brought it to the floor for a vote.
“The call for reparations represents a commitment to entering a constructive dialogue on the role of slavery and racism in shaping present-day conditions in our community and American society,” said Jackson.
Jeffries, if elected, would be the first Black man to lead a major party in Congress. He was one of the bill’s earliest supporters when it was first introduced in 2019.
Jeffries, during a hearing on the bill in the House Judiciary Committee last year, said a study was the least Congress could do for the descendants of enslaved people after generations of injustice.
“We’re not going to move on because after slavery, [there was] Jim Crow and the rise of the KKK,” Jeffries said at the time. “And the lynching epidemic. And Plessy v. Ferguson. And Black Wall Street in 1921 destroyed.”
“This is a great country, we’ve come a long way, we still have a long way to go, we’re not perfect, but we’re marching to a more perfect union,” said Jeffries. “The least we can do is study these historic wrongs. That’s the least that this Congress can do.”” (Courtesy Newsmax.com)
The Democrats are in favor of reparations for Black Americans for the same reason that they want open borders and to give illegals the right to vote: they are BUYING VOTES!
The truth of the matter is that the Democratic Party has done absolutely nothing for Black Americans.
I’ll take that back. They have done something.
They have encouraged them since President Johnson’s implementation of “The Great Society” to let “Uncle Sugar” take care of them, assuring them that as long as they continued to vote Democrats into public office that they would be “taken care of”.
It has been those Black Americans who have broken out of the cycle of government-assisted poverty who have come to realize that the Democratic Party’s “benevolence” was, in fact, a boat anchor, tied to them to keep them from reaching the shores of self-reliance.
I was going to ask where the Democrats believe that all this money for all of this free stuff and “reparations” is coming from.
However, that’s easy: Hard Working Average Americans.
In the Democrats’ desperation to pander to special interest groups and to divide us as a nation, it is very evident that their main political strategy is simply to buy votes however they can.
Let’s face it.
This planned “study” of reparations is an act of Democrat Desperation just as AG Garland ‘s appointment of a “Special Counsel” to attempt to keep Trump out of the 2024 Presidential Election is.
They are both nothing but political grandstanding designed to pander to those whom they perceive to be their base: Far Left Liberals and special interest groups.
There is no need to hand out free money to the groups being pandered to by the Democrats for “grievances” which happened in the 1700s and 1800s.
None of this current generation nor the previous one of these groups carry any physical or mental scars from the grievances in question.
Democrats like Hakeem Jeffries, and the other members of Congress who are pushing for all of these programs desperately are fighting to keep black Americans on the Democrat Plantation, while being very aware that Joe Biden is the worst President in American History.
The Democrats’ desperation is palpable.
Their “agenda of reparations”, to be funded by American Taxpayers, is unconscionable.
And, just another example of the Democratic Party’s favorite economic strategy: over-taxing average Americans to pay off special interest groups.
Hard-working Americans will not support this.
Until He Comes,