Dem Controlled House to Apologize for Slavery

That’s right folks. The Democrat controlled congress won’t address the energy needs of the country and dozens of other important issues, but they somehow found the time to debate a resolution apologizing for slavery. Talk about worthless. Talk about appeasement.
Michelle Malkin says this:
“[Pelosi] refuses to allow debate on drilling; the appropriations bills are in limbo, and judicial vacancies abound. But hey, they’ve found time to take action on that all-important apology for slavery and Jim Crow laws”.
OK, let’s get this straight:
Slavery is bad. Period. We fought a war to end it. Hundreds of thousands died to make sure it ended. They gave their lives to end it. They paid for it in full.
No one who is alive today was a slave. It is highly likely that no one alive today is a child of a person who was a slave. At best, they are grandchildren of freed slaves.
Once again this is a worthless, appeasement effort from a congress that has shown that they have no connection with the realities of the American people. They live in their own made-up little universe and bestow platitudes on each other while the people suffer worse and worse in a souring economy. Has there ever been another group of people suffering from such disconnect from the people they have sworn to represent?
History tells us “yes, there were”. These disconnected people were always swept from power, by various violent and non-violent means, by populations who had taken all they were going to take.
Do we, as American citizens, have the attention span and the willingness to do the same? Are we so opposed to being forced outside of our comfort zone that we are willing to let things continue as “business as usual”?
That remains to be seen.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House of Representatives was poised Tuesday to pass a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for slavery and the era of Jim Crow.

The nonbinding resolution, which is expected to pass, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen, a white lawmaker who represents a majority black district in Memphis, Tennessee.

While many states have apologized for slavery, it will be first time a branch of the federal government will apologize for slavery if the resolution passes, an aide to Cohen said.

By passing the resolution, the House would also acknowledge the “injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow.”

“Jim Crow,” or Jim Crow laws, were state and local laws enacted mostly in the Southern and border states of the United States between the 1870s and 1965, when African-Americans were denied the right to vote and other civil liberties and were legally segregated from whites.

The name “Jim Crow” came from a character played by T.D. “Daddy” Rice who portrayed a slave while in blackface during the mid-1800s.

The resolution states that “the vestiges of Jim Crow continue to this day.”

“African-Americans continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow — long after both systems were formally abolished — through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity and liberty, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity,” the resolution states.

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