The word “reparations” is derived from the word “repair”—which basically means “to return to the state of affairs prior to the alleged damage.” Originally, reparations for slavery were to take the form of “40 acres and a mule.” That’s where the moniker of resolution 40 came from.
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee wants to be the “face” of the slavery reparations
racket uh, movement. She says, “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.” Which Constitution is she talking about? Ours was formally adopted on Sept. 17, 1787. It was then ratified on June 21, 1788 and went into effect in March of 1789. This entity called the United States of America formally began in 1789, making us 230 years old, not 400 years. Can the “movement” gain credibility with her as the face? Faux pas seems to be her talent.
- During a 1997 visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Jackson Lee, who was then serving on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees U.S. space policy, asked a guide whether the Mars Pathfinder would be able to show an image of “the flag the astronauts planted there before.” When it was subsequently pointed out that the flag to which she was referring was in fact the one that Neil Armstrong had planted on the Moon—not Mars—in 1969, Jackson Lee complained that she was being mocked by bigots. “You thought you could have fun with a black woman member of the Science Committee,” her then-chief-of-staff wrote angrily in a letter to the editor. Since when is correcting a mistake mocking?
- In 2005 she expressed her objection to the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) practice of assigning “lily white” names to hurricanes—i.e., names normally associated with Caucasians. “All racial groups should be represented,” the congresswoman told The Hill Magazine, in hopes that the WMO in the future “would try to be inclusive of African American names.” She suggested such names as “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.” What, you want death and destruction to be associated with your race?
This guy must really want to be the face of reparations. Temar Bishop is a parolee who was arrested last week and is charged with a brutal rooftop rape in the Bronx of a 20-year-old white woman that he left with a broken nose, broken teeth, and vomiting blood. According to a witness, he justified the rape thusly: “She was a white girl. She deserved it because us minorities have been through slavery.…This is what they used to do to us. This is what they did to us during slavery. They used to beat us and whip us.” No reparations for you.
Since every white Democrat presidential hopeful has jumped aboard the slavery reparations express, Pocahontas Warren has re-introduced S. 1940, the Refund Equality Act, which would allow same-sex couples to amend past tax returns. According to a report from the Joint Committee on Taxation, the bill would direct $57 million in refunds. The funds would go to same-sex couples in states that had legalized same-sex marriage before the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. “The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade,” Warren said. Seems like the reparations racket has become a political arms race, doesn’t it?