The Biden administration has already done enough to endear itself to history’s greatest 20th-century dictators would they be around in the modern age. Joe Biden has reversed many Trump-era policies that made America great again, the reversals certain to harm many Americans in all kinds of ways. It’s as if the Democratic elites in Washington are imposing a great get-evenism campaign against the great unwashed which is you and me. From opening the border to not only rewarding illegal aliens who have lived here illegally for years with no threat of deportations but giving them citizenship to offering welfare benefits to any migrant who happens to stumble across our border – open borders and a welfare state cannot be done simultaneously without calamity – to extending lockdowns on Americans when they are no longer needed and a whole host of other things that are going to make the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans miserable. So this next thing shouldn’t come as a surprise.
White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond has said that the Biden administration will “start acting now” to work on giving reparations for black Americans in the form of government-funded (meaning your tax dollars) college tuition and other things, saying there’s no need to wait for Congress to study the prospect of direct payments to Americans based on race.
Actually, there is a need to wait for Congress. It’s called the Constitution. Richmond, in his own words, doesn’t care to figure out if punishing one group of Americans to give reparations to another group of Americans is fair or not. He cares more about getting the payments out. He just wants to check that box off the list. How much do you want to bet the Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration will have reparations done before a single American receives a COVID relief stimulus check? Every time we allow politicians to disregard the Constitutional process we kill our republic a little bit more. Death by a thousand cuts is how progressives have been killing our country for decades, only now they want to hack away large chunks of our freedoms at a time with no regard to the damage they will do.
That study Richmond doesn’t want to wait for is supposed to, among other things, weigh the harm that will be done to millions of innocent Americans, black and white, who had nothing to do with racism in America. Do you think any of the Biden Woke Supremacy cares one iota about white people being accused and punished for past racism from 156 years ago? Do you think they are considering whether or not a reparations package will create resentment by black and white Americans and further divide our country? Not at all, because progressives are cold-blooded tyrants who will push through whatever they want.
Just to give you an idea who this man is, when Richmond served in Congress as a Democrat from Louisiana, during a Congressional hearing he once inferred that now-former Attorney General William Barr was racist, claiming that when Barr arrived at the hearing none of his staff were black and that that was a sign of systemic racism. He acknowledged that Barr has sung high praises of the late Congressman John Conyers during his earlier questioning, and went on to tell Barr that because there were no black staffers with him that day to keep former Congressman John Lewsis’ name out of the DOJ’s mouth. Richmond has no idea how many black staffers work for the AG. He has no idea how staffers are picked to travel to Congress with the Attorney General. Could it be that black staffers for the AG were working on something else? Could it be that the expertise of black staffers who work for the AG was in another field of study other than the topics to be covered at that particular hearing? The level is disrespect from this man toward the Attorney General of the United States was astounding. That’s who is pushing the reparations agenda.
There are questions that arise about reparations. If we do go forward with them how are they going to decide who receives reparations? Will it be determined by skin color, which means even non-African Americans like Kamala Harris will be on the list? Will black millionaires receive reparations for systemic racism that held them back from becoming successful? Who will have to pay for reparations? Again, will it be determined by the color of skin? What about me? My family didn’t come to America until the year 1900, so my ancestors couldn’t have had anything to do with American slavery. Am I going to be added to the list of systemically racist Americans who have to pay? When you think about it, isn’t the whole modern-day concept of reparations racist in its implementation by the Woke Supremacy?
Last month, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on HR 40, a bill sponsored by crazy Representative Sheila (Shirley if you’re Joe Biden) Jackson Lee (D-TX) and co-sponsored by 161 other Democrats, all Woke Supremamcists, that would set up a federal commission to explore reparations for black Americans, The Hill reported.
Richmond, a Democratic former congressman from Louisiana, told “Axios on HBO” that he believes legislation to create such a commission will pass, but, “We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now.”
“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and especially African Americans,” Richmond told the outlet, reiterating, “We have to do stuff now.”
This push to gaslight America into believing there is systemic racism in America is very harmful to the country. If racism is systemic then Cedric Richmond is racist as well. And even if America were systemically racist, which I completely condemn that notion, how would reparations for people who were never slaves being paid by people who never owned slaves, solve a systemically-racist society in the first place? If you ask these idiots behind this scam they would respond by saying, “It’s a good start,” because they wouldn’t really have a good answer.
Richmond added, “If you start talking about free college tuition to [historically black colleges and universities] and you start talking about free community college in Title I and all of those things, I think you are well on your way.”
For accuracy purposes, nothing is free. Someone is going to pay the bill, and it’s you who is getting stuck with it.
The truly sad part of this nightmare known as the Biden administration is that the previous administration had done more to help black Americans than any past president save Abraham Lincoln. President Donald Trump targeted the black community with his economic policies and he successfully drove the black unemployment rate to the lowest in the history of the republic. He gave more money to historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Trump removed the indignity imposed by past administrations by adding increases in HBCU yearly grants to the budget so that they didn’t have to grovel at the feet of government politicians each year. Trump did the first major prison reform in decades that ironically reversed Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton that put many young black men in prison for long sentences over non-violent crimes. Trump signed the First Step Act which gave prisoners a second chance at life by giving early release to prisoners who have shown they deserve it. The First Step Act helped many black families reunite with loved ones who they never thought they would see free again.
The Biden Democrats act like none of that happened.
Biden’s senior adviser was ginning up the urgency asserted by White House Press Secretary Jen Circle Back Psaki, who was asked two weeks ago about the president’s views on the reparations bill.
The Associated Press reported that while Psaki didn’t say that Biden would sign the legislation if it reaches his desk – we all know he will do whatever his progressive masters tell him to do – Psaki said during a press conference that “he certainly would support a study of reparations.” Who does she think she’s kidding? Biden would sign it today if put on his desk.
“He understands we don’t need a study to take action right now on systemic racism,” Psaki said, adding, “so he wants to take actions within his own government in the meantime.”
There is no systemic racism in America. There are too many black Americans who are living the American dream. If America were systemically racist there would not be successful black people. It wouldn’t be allowed. The Woke Supremacists want you to believe that if you deny systemic racism exists you’re saying there is no racism at all, which is a completely different argument, but these people are not rational. Racism exists in all its ugly forms, but to indict an entire country of people of being racist, which is exactly what they are doing when they claim America is systemically racist, is unfair and irrational, and forcing innocent people to pay for crimes they never committed most of whose ancestors also never committed is criminal.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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