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Conyers Reintroduces Reparations Effort
pjmedia.com ^ | 1/4/13 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 01/04/2013 11:56:41 AM PST by ColdOne

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) introduced two reparations resolutions on the first day of the 113th Congress.

The first, H.R. 40, is “to acknowledge 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 examine the institution of slavery, subsequently 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.”

The second, H.R. 98, is “to provide a remedy for survivors and descendants of the victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Riot of 1921.”

Neither has been received by the GPO yet for the full text to be available.

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1 posted on 01/04/2013 11:56:46 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Yes, Conyer’s wife Monica has been moved to a half-way house waiting to get out of federal prison for bribery.


2 posted on 01/04/2013 12:02:31 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: ColdOne

All former slaves who are still alive should be paid reparations by their former owners.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 12:03:28 PM PST by DManA
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To: ColdOne

Sorry, Conyers.

We’re broke.

We’re bankrupt from spending too much on sosh security, welfare, disability and Obamaphones.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 12:04:16 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ColdOne

What about slavery currently occuring in his home country of the Congo???

Democrats have a new form of Slavery!


5 posted on 01/04/2013 12:04:40 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: ColdOne

I think your “reparations” are eight years of our current occupant of the Whitehouse....


6 posted on 01/04/2013 12:05:54 PM PST by apillar
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To: ColdOne

Don’t anyone try to tell me that the government and its wacky politicians and bureaucrats aren’t completely out of control. This country is done. Finished. I just don’t see any way for us to get out of this. Too many crazies and idiots in Washington and the U.S. Government.


7 posted on 01/04/2013 12:05:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: ColdOne

One way tickets back to the Motherland I could go for.


8 posted on 01/04/2013 12:06:13 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: ColdOne

Let’s put the pencil to the trillions of tax dollars spent in welfare, the wasted education money, the justice system and the incarceration of Blacks since 1960. I’d say that is more than enough “reparation” (i.e.: shakedown money) for a group who has been in the USA for almost 300 years and still can’t make it.

Maybe these whiners should check out the Vietnamese and Chinese for some clues as to how to succeed in America. For starters, ALL government subsidies to this dependent group should be eliminated. With the USA dead broke, it should be sink-or-swim time for the Takers.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 12:06:46 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: ColdOne
This year is the 150th year of the Battle of Chancellorsville where one g-g-Uncle got dead (Confederate side), another g-grandfather was fighting on the Union side and later ended up in Andersonville, and many others were heavily involved in all the fighting and had various fates up until Appomattox...where my other g-g-uncle ended up with 3 men left out of a company of 115.

Reparations? Our family already paid. Nobody in Conyer's downline was even in the fight.

10 posted on 01/04/2013 12:08:09 PM PST by Regulator
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To: ColdOne

Sure - it would be okay to pay reparations to any actual living former slaves.

At least to those who didn’t already get their 40 acres and a mule.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 12:08:25 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: ColdOne

This is a stick-up. Hand over the wallet.

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 01/04/2013 12:09:16 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: ColdOne

So, when do us tax slaves get our reparations?


13 posted on 01/04/2013 12:09:57 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: ColdOne

I will happily pay reparations to every slave I have ever owned. OK? That’s it, problem solved.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 12:10:09 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ColdOne

The country is ruined as it is, therefore the debt MUST have already been paid.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 12:10:45 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ColdOne

300,000 dead (nearly all white) Union soldiers already paid this debt.

This race hustler needs to find a new line of work.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 12:14:55 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: ColdOne

Give them an acre of land, a mule and let them homestead on all of the vacant lots here in Detroit. Trouble with this solution is most of the blacks wouldn’t apply for this due to being lazy and being on the Government Dole. Working the land would constitute having a job and same would negate their Welfare Monies?


17 posted on 01/04/2013 12:15:15 PM PST by zbogwan2
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To: SnakeDoctor

Ya got that right.

This is the Django legislation.

At this point it just becomes robbery.


18 posted on 01/04/2013 12:16:27 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: ColdOne

As long as they hand them their checks on the gangplank in Africa after signing a pledge never to return and renouncing citizenship.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 12:17:41 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: ColdOne; Revolting cat!
What's better than an Obamaphone? OBAMACASH!!!


20 posted on 01/04/2013 12:19:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ColdOne; All

I just called Conyers office (Washington Office: 202-225-5126) and explained to the staffer that my dad, an member of the NYPD for 23 years, was passed over for a promotion to sergeant after 18 years on the job...the promotions were given to people who had half his job experience and received half the score on the sergeants exam than my dad did.. the only reason these people, who were significantly less qualified than my father, got the promotion was they were not white and my father was white....

i asked if congressman Conyers would fight for reparations for the victims of affirmative action such as my dad- qualified people who lost out on jobs, job promotions, college admission, college tuition assistance to lesser qualified individuals simply because they were white...

i asked the staffer if Conyers is going to fight on behalf of the victims of a government policy that encouraged the discriminatory practice of slavery on blacks shouldn’t he not be a hypocrite and fight on behalf of the victims who suffered under the government policy that encouraged discrimination against qualified people simply because they were white???


21 posted on 01/04/2013 12:19:39 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: zbogwan2

Blacks in this country are like the English “lower classes.” They were sold a bill of goods by the Socialists. They don’t know HOW to work, because they blow off school etc.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 12:20:34 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: ColdOne

Give all the blacks a house to fix up in Detroit as long as they sign a contract to stay there and never take another cent from the government.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 12:20:38 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: ColdOne
Sure thing. Get in line behind the Jews, who are waiting for reparations from slavery by Egypt 3,500 years earlier.

-PJ

24 posted on 01/04/2013 12:21:44 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ColdOne

We have already been paying reparations for four years now. As long as the government keeps printing up new money and handing that money out in the form of EBT cards and Obamaphones, the value of the money I earn is diminished. So when I go to the grocery store, I can only purchase two-thirds the groceries I could purchase before. The other one-third ends up in the cart of someone with an EBT card.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 12:22:30 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: ColdOne
acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States

Palm plant.

26 posted on 01/04/2013 12:22:56 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: ColdOne
I'd like some reparations from charlatans like this.
27 posted on 01/04/2013 12:23:30 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: God luvs America

I am sure Conyers office was happy and quick to reply? What did you hear.....**crickets?**


28 posted on 01/04/2013 12:24:58 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: stubernx98

Maybe they should place a tax on all of Africa for selling his ancestors into slavery to begin with.


29 posted on 01/04/2013 12:26:50 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: ColdOne

...I expect these bills to pass...


30 posted on 01/04/2013 12:27:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: God luvs America

Good for you. Did the staffer’s head explode?

Counters is older than dirt, and that Commie needs to be retired. but they keep getting reflected and reflected.

In the meantime, he and his family have scammed the taxpayers for decades.

I wish a Republican would castigate him on the floor of Congress.


31 posted on 01/04/2013 12:27:41 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ColdOne

I’m not a history scholar, but I was under the impression President Monroe got them their own freakin’ country, already. If they want, buy any who wants one a one-way ticket to Liberia and bon voyage.

But be careful. The descendants pf the original freed slaves who went back, also went back to eating people. No kidding. Google it.


32 posted on 01/04/2013 12:28:55 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: ColdOne
You have to forgive him, you see he is under duress...

Heck you'd float a goofy bill like this if your Wife i.e. Monica Conyers was finally let out of the Pokey! Man she is a piece of Work...

Can you believe it, a sitting Congressman with a wife that is a Convicted Felon and just served 37 months, Beem Me Up Scotty......

33 posted on 01/04/2013 12:29:41 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: ColdOne

The complete destruction of our economy isn’t enough for you, Conyers?


34 posted on 01/04/2013 12:31:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2banana
My great grandfather emigrated from Wales in 1863 and spent two years in the Union Army. He had no obligation to do so. He survived and raised a family. There is no way my family "owes" anything to this race hustler. Most of the "national debt" is due to outrageous "social spending" directed into the pockets of the black population. Enough!
35 posted on 01/04/2013 12:32:31 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: exit82; ColdOne

the staffer was stunned...first he didn’t understand what i was saying and remarked “so you just want a clean slate for jobs?” and i responded “not just jobs but job promotions, college admission and college tuition assistance- basically reparations for anyone who was discriminated against because they are white due to the oppressive government policy of Affirmative Action which put race ahead of qualifications”...

he said “i’m copying what you said down to give to the congressman”...whether he does or does not, if 5000 other conservatives called his office with the same question it would make news...


36 posted on 01/04/2013 12:35:35 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: ColdOne

This is satire right? Right?

Damn I loathe these people..... The very things they are creating more rules and laws to get “justice” for, are the very same things THEY THEMSELVES are doing to US. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


37 posted on 01/04/2013 12:37:19 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: ColdOne

Doesn’t the House have a rule that require that every bill introduced have as part of it proof that it is constitutional?


38 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:10 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ColdOne

Doesn’t he pull this stunt almost every Congressional session?


39 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: God luvs America

I know the feeling. First they promoted the unqualified blacks, then they promoted the little women who should have never been on the Police Force to begin with.

But they had to move them up the ranks qualified or not to match their quota’s.


40 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: exit82

Wasn’t he the guy that had complaints filed because his house and yard were so trashy?


41 posted on 01/04/2013 12:42:19 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: God luvs America
if 5000 other conservatives called his office with the same question it would make news... I am thinking they may get that chance.
42 posted on 01/04/2013 12:42:24 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: fishtank
We’re bankrupt from spending too much on sosh security, welfare, disability and Obamaphones.

AKA reparations.

43 posted on 01/04/2013 12:44:29 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ColdOne

Wonder if he’s read his own resolutions.


44 posted on 01/04/2013 12:45:17 PM PST by Girlene
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To: ken5050
Doesn’t the House have a rule that require that every bill introduced have as part of it proof that it is constitutional?

That's already been settled by past SCOTUS decisions. It's covered by emanations from the penumbra of the Commerce Clause, just like liberal legislation has been for at least my lifetime.

The Constitution has been a joke to Democrats for many years, and nobody in Washington has enough spine to do a thing about it. Oaths of office to the contrary are nothing but a bitter joke now.

45 posted on 01/04/2013 12:45:24 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: ColdOne

I can’t begin to post what I want to say.


46 posted on 01/04/2013 12:45:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ColdOne

These “reparations” would thrill tens of millions of “needy” Americans; I would think Boehner could be coaxed on board for this. Maybe we could try to get the money from Germany, who never paid its World War I reparations, but I doubt Ms. Merkel would agree. Oh, well, just add it to the national debt. That always pleases the “American” people.


47 posted on 01/04/2013 12:45:53 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: ColdOne

Repatriation of former slaves would be less expensive.

Liberia needs more peolpe


48 posted on 01/04/2013 12:46:11 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: ColdOne

Sure, why not. But add an amendment subtracting all forms of welfare to blacks up until now, plus ban all forms of affirmative action from now on. From the moment reparations get paid, the whining stops forever, and the slate is clean.


49 posted on 01/04/2013 12:47:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ColdOne

I think that 49 years of affirmative action and other racial preference quotas, along with tax payer funded entitlement programs is way more than enough reparation. They have been given opportunity and financial support long enough for the ones that will rise up to do so, while the others continue to blame whitey for their own self made life choices.


50 posted on 01/04/2013 12:48:36 PM PST by rightly_dividing (Left behind; 4 Americans in Libya)
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