(Tea Party PAC) – On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) once again called for reparations for slavery, because apparently, the Democratic primary isn’t boring enough yet.
She gave her remarks at a speech at Clark Atlanta University, where she voiced her support for Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) legislation on reparations.
Warren told the crowd that the historically black university that Lee’s legislation “establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans.”
“Let’s be clear: It’s time for our government to have a full-blown national conversation about reparations,” Warren wrote along with a tweet containing a video of her remarks:
Let’s be clear: It’s time for our government to have a full-blown national conversation about reparations. We must be honest about our history, and do what’s right so that our nation can begin to heal. #AtlantaWithWarren pic.twitter.com/Lsl47JezpM
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
“America was founded on principles of liberty and built on the backs of enslaved people. [It’s] time to adopt H.R. 40, Sheila Jackson Lee’s reparations plan. [It’s] time to do what’s right, so that our nation can begin to heal,” Warren declared.
The commission, according to the summary, would “recommend appropriate remedies” for slave trade and discrimination between 1619 and the modern era. For those of you who skipped math class, 1619 is well over a century-and-a-half before there was a United States Federal Government.
Is the government of the UK going to be forced to pay reparations too? (Asking for a friend).
Anyway, Warren claims this would be a “big step,” and boy, would it.
“This is a big step but slavery is not the only history we must confront. Jim Crow was the lived reality in American up through the 1960s,” Warren said.
Government redlining meant that too often, toxic waste dumps and polluting factories were located far away from white communities and right next to black communities. The 1994 crime bill exacerbated the mass incarceration that locked up millions of black men and women. So don’t talk about race-neutral laws. The federal government helped create the racial divide in this country through decades of active state-sponsored discrimination, and that means the federal government has a responsibility to fix it.
Warren claimed that each of her plans has an element that will address what she views as racial injustice, although whether or not racial injustice includes claiming to be a Native American for the sake of furthering one’s career, she did not say.
One of the aspects of Warren’s plans to rid the world of said racial injustice is her Green New Deal plan, which would “put racial and environmental justice at the center of our response to climate change.”
“My health care plan will bring down the costs of prescription drugs and tackle the risks of black maternal mortality that is literally killing black women and their babies,” she continued, clearly missing the very ironic reference to things that kill babies when she openly supports abortion.
“My public education plan will put 800 billion new dollars in federal money into our public schools and quadruple the funding or schools that teach low-income children. My student debt cancellation plan will help close the black-white wealth gap in America,” she continued, proudly declaring that her programs are “all paid for.”
By whom? Those evil, evil rich people, of course.
“One more thing about those plans: They are all paid for, not by raising taxes one penny on working families,” she claimed. “They are all paid for by asking the wealthy and well-connected to just pay a fair share.”
“It’s time for a wealth tax in America. Two cents!” she declared.
In March, Warren called for a “national, full-blown” conversation on reparations. Because the nation has never talked about reparations before, apparently.
Slavery is a stain on America & we need to address it head on. I believe it’s time to start a national, full-blown conversation about reparations. I support the bill in the House to support a congressional panel of experts so that our nation can do what’s right & begin to heal.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 19, 2019