Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to get verbally beaten by Democrats over his refusal to deal with reparations to the descendents of slaves in America.
"I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea," McConnell said.
But naturally, this is not good enough for the Dems. They still insist that it's only fair that America pay for its "original sin."
Well, I have a proposal for all those leftists who cling to the hope of reparations. Rather than just concentrate on slave owners and such, let us expand the payment responsibility.
It is said that you can't choose your family. Therefore, by extension, you also can't choose your ancestors. On the other hand, other than family members, past and present, we choose to deal with everyone else in our lives on a regular basis.
Our ancestors were who they were. They did what they did, and we can never change that. In other words, it's hardly fair to condemn or hold us responsible for slave-owning ancestors we can't do anything about. It's not fair to hold us, or our parents, our grandparents and their parents responsible for a family member or members who owned slaves at some point.
However, virtually everything else in life is a choice. Where we live, who we befriend, where we work and for whom, our spouse. And of course, for whom we vote.
Unlike the family we were born into, who we vote for and, again by extension, who our ancestors voted for is and was an extremely important and at times quite an impassioned "choice."
If we are to be held to account for slave-owning ancestors, shouldn't we be then held to account for voting "choices" of family members who preceded us?
Well, that sounds ridiculous. How can we today be held responsible for how our ancestors voted? Easy. It's called, as Rush Limbaugh explains, demonstrating absurdity by being absurd.
Therefore, it seems to me to make a lot more sense (if any of this does), if anyone is to pay reparations, it should be those of us who are descended from they who made the "choice" to vote for known racist and segregationist politicians.
After all, not all slave-owning ancestors actually chose to own slaves – they may have inherited or were somehow been willed them. Despite how disgusting this sounds, it did happen.
However, many ancestors did in fact make the "choice" to cast an affirmative ballot for a known racist and segregationist.
For example, anyone, or a relative of anyone, who voted for the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, should pay reparations.
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer recently climbed onto the reparations bandwagon.
Schumer exclaimed, "I've always believed racism is the poison of America. …"
But he and the racist Robert Byrd served together in the Senate for years and were friends. If Schumer had been given the opportunity to vote for Byrd, he surely would have. For this, he too should pay.
Anyone whose parent or grandparent voted for vile, racist Dixiecrats like Bull Connor, George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Al Gore Sr., Orval Faubus, etc., should pay up.
As an aside, and for the edification of leftists who are ignorant of the Dixiecrats, despite the consistent lies from the left, of the 26 infamously known Dixiecrats, exactly three became Republicans. The other 23, or almost 90 percent, were welcomed into the Democratic Party. So which is the party of racists?
In fact, since the founding of the Republican Party, we've not elected a single racist, segregationist Republican president. The Democrats can hardly make that claim.
Anyone whose ancestor made the conscious decision to vote for Democratic presidents Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt or Lyndon Johnson should pay reparations. And frankly, anyone whose parent, grandparent and beyond who voted for one of these four dastardly racists should pay double.
If the Democrats insist on continuing to push for reparations, the least they can do is put their money where their mouths are.
Fat chance of that happening.