America Needs To Pay Reparations To The Descendants of Slavery
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Let's talk reparations. It's plain and simple, American needs to cut the check to the descendants of slavery to write the wrongs of the past. Even though today's reparations hearing was bogus, it has shined new light on the topic at hand. America has paid reparations to every other group that it has had conflict with, but for some reason, this country does not want to repair the people who built this country. If you don't agree, then you are simply racist. Anyone is welcome to take this challenge, but you must bring facts and a logical argument or I won't take you serious.
- Efficiency - Are reparations efficient?
- Consistency - Are reparations logically consistent?
- Morality - Are reparations moral?
"We should know by now that when someone "decides" to relocate to a new country/region of the globe, then that person/people takes on & accepts the burdens of the country/region in question. With that being said, everyone came to America for opportunity, and that opportunity was created by slaves. In other words, the economy was built from slavery because none of the founders wanted or couldn't do the work."
"What my opponent doesn't seem to understand is that you're benefiting from slavery today. If you don't have a problem with inheriting the benefits of your forefathers, then you shouldn't have a problem with inheriting the crimes of your forefathers."
"Now did you know that congress just passed a multibillion-dollar bill a few days ago? Yes, congress passed a $3 billion bill for farmers who lost their crops over this year's floods, fires & drought."
"By using your logic, these farmers shouldn't get a dime because myself, you or anyone else didn't have anything to do with causing floods, fires and drought.."
"Every race has in-fighting but I'm pretty sure there weren't any "African-war lords" running around before slavery. War lords before slavery? Please tell me that's a joke..."
"America & any other nations can magically come up with billions/trillions of dollars to fight in wars"
"So...why did Native Americans get reparations? Why does America pay Israel Billions in Reparations every single year? Why do you (not) have a problem with your tax dollars going to that? Yes, my friend, you are paying reparations as we speak & you didn't even know it."
"My response is "would farming even be possible today if the foundation wasn't already laid via slavery?" That statement alone destroys your entire argument. If bankruptcy is bad for the economy, then explain to me who or what built the economy?"
"My opponent goes on to say, "This is a bare assertion and is untrue. Money does not magically appear, it comes from taxpayers like my opponent and me."...OK, so why do you keep asking me where would the money come from? Isn't that a contradiction if you already knew where the money was coming from?"
"My opponent also said, " I never said that I agree with either reparations to Native Americans or Israel. I never said that I don't have a problem with my tax dollars going to that"...Of course, you didn't say that because you never even knew that your tax dollars were already being used for reparations..."
"On the other hand, if you honestly knew about it, then why haven't you introduced it into your argument?"
"Since America has to pay reparations, he is now trying to hold other countries accountable for their crimes. What damages his case even more is that other countries Are Being Asked To pay Reparations, which proves he doesn't know what he's talking about."