Report: California task force to consider paying reparations for slavery

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The left-wing ideas, thoughts, and plans for California never seem to end. 

Now, while not a new push, lawmakers have decided to empanel a task force to study if reparations should be made for years of slavery, and if so, how those will be paid.

Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that created the task force on September 30th.  The bill created a nine member group that will decided if reparations will be paid to black people for slavery that no one alive could be in any way responsible. 

However, logic and common sense has never stopped the people in California who somehow believe that black people are owed a certain amount of money because some of them may have had ancestors who were slaves over 100 years ago. 

Now, thanks to Assembly Bill 3121, the task force has been created to explore reparations.

The task force, as ordered by the assembly bill, has the power for the following:

 (a) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the Task Force may do all of the following:

(1) Hold hearings and sit and act at any time and location in California.

(2) Request the attendance and testimony of witnesses.

(3) Request the production of books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents.

(4) Seek an order from a Superior Court compelling testimony or compliance with a subpoena.

(b) Any subcommittee or member of the Task Force may, if authorized by the Task Force, take any action that the Task Force is authorized to take pursuant to this section.

(c) The Task Force may acquire directly from the head of any state agency available information that the Task Force considers useful in the discharge of its duties.

All state agencies shall cooperate with the Task Force with respect to such information and shall furnish all information requested by the Task Force to the extent permitted by law.

The Task Force shall keep confidential any information received from a state agency that is confidential or exempt from the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1).

Administrative Provisions

8301.4.

 (a) The Task Force may appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as the Task Force considers appropriate.

(b) The Task Force shall have the administrative, technical, and legal assistance of the Department of Justice.

(c) The Task Force may procure supplies, services, and property by contract in accordance with applicable laws and rules.

(d) The Task Force may enter into contracts for the purposes of conducting research or surveys, preparing reports, and performing other activities necessary for the discharge of the duties of the Task Force with state departments, agencies, and other instrumentalities, federal departments, agencies, and other instrumentalities, and private entities.

The bill also calls for the task force to tell the state legislature how the state can offer an apology to the black people who may or may not be related to slaves.  It states that the apology will be “for the perpetration of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity on African slaves and their descendants.”

Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, who wrote the bill, said:

“California has come to terms with many of its issues, but it has yet to come to terms with its role in slavery.  We’re talking about really addressing the issues of justice and fairness in this country that we have to address.”

While slavery is evil, vile, and wrong in every single aspect, how is it reasonable, for anyone who is alive today, to pay for the sins of men that ended in 1865? 

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If that was interesting, how about one that speaks how Kamala Harris is in support of reparations? 

Senator Kamala Harris claims we need (taxpayer funded) ‘reparations’ to help blacks ‘heal’ from ‘trauma’

WASHINGTON DC – Should you have to pay for the sins of your great, great, great grandparents?  Kamala Harris, who plans on being your new Vice President (or President?) says “yes”.

Kamala Harris, a democratic Senator from California, has been chosen as the presumptive vice-presidential candidate.  Harris, who brings very progressive left-wing ideas to the table, also will be making a push for reparations, as she promised in 2019 in her failed presidential campaign. 

According to the New York Times, Harris believes that the federal government should somehow further acknowledge that there was slavery and provide payments to black people to make up for it. 

Reparations would basically be, in her apparent belief, taxpayer money being provided to black people because their ancestors may have been slaves. 

It should be noted that not all black Americans had ancestors that were slaves in the United States.

However, Harris is not sure if a lump sum payment, made by ancestors of slave owners, would be enough. 

On July 15th, 2019, Harris was on a podcast called Jemele is Unbothered when she spoke about reparations.  In the show, Harris said, “frankly, I don’t believe that writing a check is gonna be enough.

“I really don’t….And the worst thing that I think could happen is that checks get written and then everybody says, ‘OK, stop talking about this now,’ without addressing systemic inequities that are deep and require investment.” 

In another publication, called the Root, Harris said in 2019:

“I think there has to be some form of reparations.  We can discuss what the is, but look, we’re looking at more than 200 years of slavery.  We’re looking at almost a hundred years of Jim Crow.

She continues:

“We’re looking at legalized segregation and, in fact, segregation on so many levels that exists today, based on race.  And there has not been any kind of intervention done understanding the harm and the damage that occurred to correct course, and so we are seeing the effects of all of those years play out still today.” 

So, it appears that Harris is basically saying that black people of America are traumatized and have PTSD for something that did not happen to them or even members of the families they know personally. 

Furthermore, we should tax the ancestors of people who may or may not have owned slaves (not everyone in America now had families in the US during the time of slavery) who had no ability to prevent or engage in the evil act, according to Harris. 

Makes a lot of sense…..(insert sarcasm here)

In an interview with NPR in March of 2019, Harris alludes that black people have a higher rate of heart disease because their ancestors were slaves. 

“African-Americans have higher rates of heart disease and high blood pressure.  It is environmental.  It is centuries of slavery, which was a form of violence….

And that never -there was never any real intervention to break up what had been generations of people experiencing the highest forms of trauma.  And trauma, undiagnosed and untreated, leads to psychological outcomes.”

Interesting point here, so, if her hypothesis is accurate, that evils done to a race of people which ended over 100 years ago somehow changes their chemical makeup, should not the same thing be happening to Jews? 

Afterall, in the 1940s, Jews were treated as bad if not worse than black slaves when Adolf Hitler was in power.  Yet, there seems to be no, at least not announced, high risk of heart disease with Jewish people…curious. 

Going along her line of thinking, should not all of the living Russians pay for the misdeeds of Ivan IV, known as Ivan the Terrible?  Sure, his crimes were in the 1500’s, but under his reign he was responsible for numerous murders.

 Some of them were done by burning people alive and boiling them to death.  So, all living Russians should also pay for reparations, right?

Harris, in her mindset, believes it is perfectly acceptable to force people who are alive today to pay for sins that may or may not have been done in their family’s past. 

This payment would then go to a race of people who never experienced slavery, nor the type of racism that existed even 60 years ago. 

And now, she could have the ability to push forward her grand scheme, at the expense of billions of taxpayer dollars, as the next Vice President of the United States. 

This is the same woman who weighed in on a migrant caravan in 2018 approaching America… saying that they were not a threat and that, despite the law, Americans should welcome them into the nation.

President Trump, and well, sane people, all believed that not everyone traveling in the crowd of, at one point, 7,000 people were good and/or well-intended. 

First, they showed a clear disregard for our nation’s laws considering they had no intention of coming into the country legally. 

Second, without proper vetting of the people, how would anyone know exactly who got inside the US?

President Trump could foresee the problems with this and called for the caravan to return home and/or work on getting into the country legally.  In a tweet, he wrote:

“To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally.  Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!” 

The large number of people who hoped to come into the country illegally did so with a plan of having all of their expenses paid on US welfare programs. 

This was clear when Lenin Herrera Batres complained about how long he would have to wait until his request for asylum was heard and be allowed into the United States.  According to the New York Times, Batres said:

“We don’t have the money to stay here [in Tijuana] for one month, two months.” 

If Batres did not have enough money to live in Tijuana, nor the apparent desire or ability to get gainful employment while there, how did he expect to be able to live in the United States? 

Why would someone who wants to become an American citizen not prepared to do anything it takes to become one legally?

These questions, at least in 2018, did not seem to concern Harris who told a CNN reporter that the US should be “welcoming” and “tolerant.” 

She did believe, after all, that these people really just wanted to come here to work in the United States and not concerned that some of them could be criminals

Harris said:

 “We are a country that…our strength has always been that we are a tolerant country, that we are welcoming, in particular, those who have fled harm.  And the idea that we’re vilifying any one group and the fear-mongering, that’s not in the best interest of our county.

What our country wants and what the people of our country want is they want leaders who are focused on the challenges that they face every day.  Like can they put food on the table and pay the bills by the end of the month…not vilifying one group for the sake of fear-mongering and politics.”   

Fear-mongering politics, in other words Harris and other democratic leaders want you to think that there is no reason for alarm at mass amounts of people trying to rush the southern border. 

That there could not possibly be any criminals in the mix nor people who want nothing more than soak up welfare from our county.  Now, the percentage of bad people in the mix are probably low, however, the risk is there.

Take for instance the illegal alien who was arrested in July in Illinois.  Josa A Antemante-Chagala, someone who is in the country illegally and had already been deported once. Since he had been deported, he clearly snuck into the country a second time.  Since he snuck back in this man was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl.   

If the immigration laws were followed, that ten-year-old child would never have been brutally raped and forever changed.  How many other people will be victimized in some way in crimes that would never happen if those coming into the country illegally were forced to obey our laws? 

If Harris were to become Vice President, we’d find out sooner rather than later.

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