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Technically, you would be correct. Morally by today's standard, you already know the answer.....
Technically, as I stated in the first line, the idea is absurd.
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hearing to discuss putting together a committee to discuss reparations, what it should look like and consist of. pro and con testimony and opinion on whether the discussion of this subject is merited for further action:

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hearing to discuss putting together a committee to discuss reparations, what it should look like and consist of. pro and con testimony and opinion on whether the discussion of this subject is merited for further action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6egQuqcWAg
I think i can save the country some money here.

Further discussion on this subject is not merited.
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To the committee to discuss reparations, Manitou says,


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We already have a model for the reparations program, it is the Pigford settlement. After activists were able to obtain a judgement against the Department of Agriculture for discrimination against some 400 black farmers a compensation fund was created.

Thanks to then Senator Barack Obama the compensation fund ballooned to nearly $5 billion with 90,000 applications for compensation. All that was necessary was to claim you had engaged in home gardening, something the Department of agriculture wouldn't have given you a cash subsidy for and identify as black. Supporters excused the fraud as reparations.

It's hard to believe the reparations program being marketed by Democrats would not be subject to the same abuses as the Pigford settlement.

https://www.investors.com/politics/e...-pigford-case/
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We already have a model for the reparations program, it is the Pigford settlement. After activists were able to obtain a judgement against the Department of Agriculture for discrimination against some 400 black farmers a compensation fund was created.

Thanks to then Senator Barack Obama the compensation fund ballooned to nearly $5 billion with 90,000 applications for compensation. All that was necessary was to claim you had engaged in home gardening, something the Department of agriculture wouldn't have given you a cash subsidy for and identify as black. Supporters excused the fraud as reparations.

It's hard to believe the reparations program being marketed by Democrats would not be subject to the same abuses as the Pigford settlement.

https://www.investors.com/politics/e...-pigford-case/
discussions don't necessarily emphasize checks. Nor do they exclude them.
banking laws and many other factors play a role here.
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discussions don't necessarily emphasize checks. Nor do they exclude them.
banking laws and many other factors play a role here.
They can take any discussions on reparations and shove them into a dark place on their bodies. Those con artists are only trying to stir up race wars.
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They can take any discussions on reparations and shove them into a dark place on their bodies. Those con artists are only trying to stir up race wars.
I tended to agree until I considered other factors. Now I'm not so sure. One thing is the Japanese Americans getting theirs. Can of worms but set a precedent. Another thing is intentional regulations targeting Black-owned banks specifically. there are a lot of factors here to consider.
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I tended to agree until I considered other factors. Now I'm not so sure. One thing is the Japanese Americans getting theirs. Can of worms but set a precedent. Another thing is intentional regulations targeting Black-owned banks specifically. there are a lot of factors here to consider.
What is done is done. The only way the government can "make reparations" for their deeds is to take money away from the people who earn it. Must be nice, eh? There are no factors to consider other than the size of the rectums where all discussions of reparations belong.
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So they have expanded the goal posts to include blacks alive today who supposedly oppressed by the very party that are trying to fleece everybody, because they can?

So we will also be paying women for being oppressed and mistreated for a couple of centuries too?

Do you not see the absurdity to this train of thinking??????
Certainly the argument for reparations could be expanded to cover other demographic groups that have been oppressed and suffered financial losses due to the control of our social, economic, and political institution by white men dedicated to their own self-interests throughout the history of the United States. The absurdity is in that the economic suppression continues today. Why hasn't it been corrected is the question that must be asked.

We're fundamentally addressing the natural (unalienable/inalienable) rights of the person where America's First Principles apply. It's the role of our government to protect those rights and in the case of social, economic, and political oppression of certain demographic groups, predominately based upon racism, religious intolerance, and misogyny our government has failed us and continues to fail us.

The Right of Property, a cherished Right in the United States, is violated if a person is subjected to economic oppression. That person is entitled to compensatory damages if they suffer financial loss due to the nefarious actions of others that result in their financial loss. Our courts deal with this on a continuous basis and award plaintiffs in civil suits financial compensation in individuals cases but when the economic institution is corrupted by the "self-serving while men" controlling that institution it's impossible to point to a single person or identify the exact persons responsible for the financial loss in a civil lawsuit.

We know the oppression exists, there are lots of studies that all confirm the oppression exists, and we can quantify in dollars the losses suffered by those oppressed.

Yes, addressing all of the oppression of all of the demographic groups and providing compensatory damages based upon that oppression may seem absurd to some but the absurdity is that we would treat different economically oppressed groups, all of which are suffering measurable and quantifiable financial losses due to the oppression, differently.

Shouldn't the Right of Property be equal for all Americans?
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