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You know, since slavery was caused by United States and European
governments passing laws to permit and encourage it, I'm starting to
think that I have no problem with those governments paying off those
who can conclusively show through Y-chormosome and mitochondrial
analysis that they had a substantial proportion of slaves in their
Since *individuals* cannot inherit debt, it would be unjust to
increase taxes to pay for these reparations. Therefore the U.S. and
E.U. governments should reduce the budgets of their current programs
in order to accomodate this new expenditure. In the case of the
U.S., I think the Drug War would be a good candidate for the chopping
block, seeing as it is a leading cause of incarceration of young
people of color.
After this, the topic will be considered resolved for all time, and
anybody who needs a scapegoat for their problems will have to look
elswhere than slavery.
If a law like that was proposed, I'd support it.
BATF Randy Weaver PROMIS
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