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Slavery Reparations

LawEconUSMC Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 10:33 AM
Reparations were never paid. There was a Bill that passed the House to give the 40 acres and a mule, but it did not pass the Senate and was never enacted into law.
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Slavery Reparations

LawEconUSMC Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 10:30 AM
This is incorrect. There is a Statute of Limitations that limits the time people have to sue for damages. Nothing in the 1920's could be successfully prosecuted today.
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Slavery Reparations

LawEconUSMC Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 10:24 AM
Keep in mind that approximately 20 Million people are still in Slavery today. Most in Sub-Saharan Africa, where most of the descendants of todays slaves in the West originated. The Irish were sold into slavery by the British in the 16th and 17th centuries in the West as well as those of African descent. Descendants of slaves should also keep in mid that had they not been sold to the West, that does not mean they would not have been slaves in Africa. African descendants like to imagine that they would have been successful in their ancestral lands, but just the opposite is probably the truth. They were from tribes that were raided for the acquisition of slaves by their neighbors. What makes today's descendants think they would have been anything but slaves in their native lands, as many are today?
Don't worry. When Hilary is President we will send in thousands of Soldiers to assure that Woman have western approved rights in all countries.
Why would a reinvigorated Soviet Union be a problem for the United States. The US is no longer able to afford or staff a regional presence in every corner of the World. The Russians are fighting the same global war on terrorism as we are. Their government is no longer anti-religious and communist in ideology. They no longer oppose most Capitalist market schemes across the globe. In short we should be making them an ally as a counter against the Eurasian steps and China. The United States is too pro-European. The nations at the periphery of the current Russia are going to fall under Russia's influence in the region no matter what form of government or economic ties they secure. Get real people and read up on Henry Kissinger. We need some adults running the country and we are missing a very powerful moment to reshape our alliances to counter religious fanaticism, which is the real threat to peace throughout the World.
The common core is a VOLUNTARY measure of academic preparedness that was developed by the Department of Education as a policy paper designed to bring the academic achievement of American students up to the average achievement of our foreign peers. Our foreign competitors are much, much better educated in the areas of science and math than even our TOP students. We are losing the competitive race for jobs and innovation. Common Core is not imposed on any state. If we want to raise uneducated, stupid people then abandon the common core, which is supported by 75% of teachers who are polled anonymously. All education can and will be blamed by someone for being political and indoctrinating students. How you can make that argument about math I cannot understand. Science, by the religious irrational fathers can easily be confused with indoctrination, but do you really want an economy run by the theocracy? ALL United States schools are failing to educate our students up to the international standards with which they will compete. Is that really what you want? Shall we follow the Islamic standard in education because of our religious beliefs and deny women an education and reject the teaching of FACTS that dispute our faith? Must societies be ignorant of reality in order to believe in monotheism?
For those commenting on the duty of the military officer to stay in place and object or testify you do not stay in your post and testify against the administration. The proper thing to do is resign and then speak up IF they object to the way things are being handled. That is the way it is done in the military. Unfortunately they are also in the intelligence area and there are very tight restrictions on what they can say publicly but they can appear before the Congressional oversight committees.
What did Nixon resign for?
If you believe in Creationism as an abstract concept as part of a religious fantasy that you keep in your place of worship,fine. If you really believe in Creationism; if you believe the World is six-thousand years old, you need to be removed from educational institutions and debates. It is up to you to prove your belief in the academy. Using the "Good Book" and the circular, irrational reasoning of "faith" cannot and should not be respected or tolerated in places of higher education or in debates about science or facts.
There was nothing even remotely related to Jesus in that guys heart.
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