The Insanity of Reparations: H.R. 40

Let’s say you bought a house. You and your family go about their lives in that house becoming part of the community. Your kids go to the local school, you and the family attend a local church, life is good. You might have even bought the house from your family who owned it before you. Then one day you get a knock on the door. A person tells you that 100 years ago, long before your family ever owned the property, or was even in the area a murder occurred in that house. And since you are now living in it you are responsible for it. Most would say this is insanity.

Enter H.R. 40. Introduced with the following opening text: “To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.”

How this ever got to this point boggles the mind. This bill is the antithesis of what it seeks to accomplish. It will never be implemented. But I fear there will be blood spilled over it. This could be the most divisive bill I’ve seen in my lifetime. I don’t think I should have to say this, but in fear of people misconstruing my intent, I will; racism in any way, shape or form is abhorrent. And this bill is pure racism.

From the opening text, “consider a national apology…” Folks, there is a huge difference between feeling sympathetic towards people that have suffered, and a need to apologize for something you had NOTHING to do with. Not to mention the families whose ancestors fought to abolish slavery and died for that cause (exactly how much do they owe, having already paid with their life). Feeling sympathetic is something I think most good humans would do. Maybe even look for ways to help those who have been hurt. But, wanting to apologize for something you had nothing to do with is much like this bill, INSANITY.

Throughout world history there have been tragedies. One group persecuting another for some reason, or sometimes for no reason at all. This world has seen genocide and other atrocities that to me is proof of evil in the world. If you follow the logic behind H.R. 40, then why wouldn’t you find a need to perform reparations for all the other people who were injured throughout the course of world history? Either you do, or maybe you’re just racist and want to benefit one group of the many persecuted people.

I believe H.R. 40 is being supported by people who have nefarious intent. The United States has in the past (maybe currently) used our CIA to create civil unrest in countries. And we’ve been very effective with our efforts to destabilize targeted nations. I think we now have some opponent countries who are taking a page from our own playbook. They seek to destabilize and weaken the United States and the injection of “race issues” is just a tool in that process. It works especially well in a country made up of people of all different races. Our enemies have found a way to use one of our greatest strengths, our diversity against us.  

If H.R. 40 doesn’t get stopped soon it will create a cancer in the United States that could kill it. If you have a cancer that is in its early stages and treatable, most will agree treating it is the best course of action. Treating this national cancer requires calling or writing to you representatives to stop this bill. Doing nothing will allow the cancer to spread until its fatal. And if the U.S. dies it will be one of the most tragic things since slavery.

Link to H.R. 40 Text – H.R.40 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

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