Re: Reparations

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 22:45:51 MDT

>From: James Rogers <>

>Another obvious problem with this in principle is that if you do a detailed
>study of pre-20th century US history, you will find that half of the
>nationalities, ethnicities, religions, etc. represented were badly wronged
>by the government at various points in time. There are even ethnic trends
>and problems among some white ethnicities today that can be traced back to
>officially tolerated abuse during the 19th and 18th centuries. If you
>support reparations for blacks in principle, you are allowing reparations
>for groups too numerous to count that can claim legitimate grievances. I
>simply don't see the value in resurrecting every single historical wrong
>ever perpetrated in this country.

You don't have to attempt to fix every single wrong to every single people
just to go after the worst wrong. Everybody on the freeway is speeding.
Just because the cops can't ticket everyone doing 70 mph doesn't mean they
shouldn't ticket the guy in the Z/06 doing 120.


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