U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African-Americans.
He made his comments in the wake of 14 Caribbean nations demanding reparations and apology from Britain and other European countries for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. If the countries fail to negotiate with the Caribbean nations, they will sue them in the World Court, which is located in The Hague, The Netherlands. Thus far, Sweden is the only country that has indicated a willingness to negotiate reparations.
Introduced in 1989
Conyers said the actions by the Caribbean nations will revitalize the reparations movement in the United States. “I think it is going to be a springboard for reparations,” he said.
Conyers first introduced the legislation, titled “Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act,” in 1989 during the 101th Congress. The bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where Conyers is the ranking member.
The eight-page piece of legislation, which was co-introduced by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D., Va.), said the 4 million Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the United States and colonies that became the United States from 1619 to 1865.
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John Conyers is proof that..."The black man doesn't want the same thing that the white man has, he wants what the white man has".
"U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven-member commission to study reparations for African-Americans."
Sure Johnny. You just serve the bill to the actual slave owners and redistribute the wealth to any direct victims of the enslavement. Because if it wasnt the actual participants, then you are just proposing a shakedown of living innocent folks for what their long dead ancestors did to someone elses long dead ancestors.
But regarding a continuing system of racial oppression, and discrimination by American society, I reply:
A two term elected black man in the Whitehouse is hell bent on shoving unwanted progressive socialism down Americas' throat by means of sedition and a police/survillance state. He has yet to be cornered by a crowd with torches and pitchforks. Racial intolerance? Johnny, what kind of crack are you smoking?
This man John Conyers jr. is my current candidate for the "Cow sized tongue attached to a pea-sized brain" award
If they don't like it here the obvious solution is to leave. They're owed nothing. there's no such thing as African-American. You're either American of African ancestry with allegiance to the country or you can leave. That goes for everyone in the country.
Because slavery in America was legal until outlawed by the 13th amendment in 1865, reparations for the slavery days would be unconstitutional, i.e. ex post facto. This means laws cannot be enacted now to retroactively punish people for acts, modes of behavior and policies which were legal at the time in the past. All laws must be forward-looking in application from the time of their implementation, and never backward-looking. Today's white people were never slave-owners, and today's blacks were never slaves. Nobody today owes anybody else anything in payment for crimes, sins and vices of ancestors now dead and gone.
Michael G. Thompson Thanks for the laugh, I love the "cow-sized tongue attached to a pea-sized brain" analogy. It fits this dufus Conyers to the tee.
I wish I could take credit for it, but heard it used on an old "Married With Children" episode. When properly used, WOW! It says it all.
Did you look at the Conyer picture at the articles' beginning, just to check?
Let's now put some mental question into what I just posted,
FIRST. A FORMER HIGH RANKING MEMBER OF THE NATION OF ISLAM MADE A STATEMENT WHICH NONE OF HIS RACE IT APPEARS HAVE HEADED, THAT STATEMENT BEING IF YOU VOTE DEMOCRAT YOU ARE A CHUMP, IF YOU VOTE DEMOCRAT AND YOU ARE BLACK YOU ARE NOT ONLY A CHUMP YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO YOUR RACE" MALCOLM X.
NOW TO THE OBAMA FAMILY TREE FIRST AND FOREMOST, UNTIL I SEE DNA CONFIRMING THAT BARACK OBAMA SR WAS THE FATHER AND ANN DUNHAM WAS THE MOTHER I AM NOT BUYING IT,
I BELIEVE THAT THE FATHER OF BARRY IS R.M MOHAMMED (PAK) SUBUD, THE FOUNDER OF THE SUBUD CULT WHICH IS WORLD WIDE, HE BEING FROM INDONESIA AND HAS A CULT FOLLOWING IN WASHINGTON STATE AS WELL AS HAWAII.
HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 60 YRS OLD AT THE TIME OF CONSEPTION OF BARRY,
DOES THE NAME SOEBARKAH MEAN ANYTHING TO ANY OF YOU?
THAT WAS THE NAME ANN DUNHAM HAD PLACED ON A PASSPORT REQUEST FOR BARRY IN INDONESIA THE NAME WHEN BROKEN DOWN MEANS SOE (FROM LOLO SOETORO, BARRY'S ADOPTED FATHER) THE NEXT PORTION OF THE NAME (BAR IS FROM THE ISLAMIC ARAMIC MEANING, SON) AND THE FINAL PORTION (KAH ROUGHLY TRANSLATES FROM INDONESIAN AS "WAS' OR IN SOME CASES IN NAMES IS USED TO DENOTE A QUESTION REGARDING "WHO? WHO IS THE FATHER)
SHE HAD NOT CLUE SINCE SHE WAS BANGING EVERYONE WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER
IT HAS ALSO BEEN SUGGESTED SOEBARKAH WAS A NAME PROVIDED BY THE SUBUD CULT AS LORETTA FUDDY WENT BY THE SUBUD NAME OF DELIANA FUDDY, SHE WAS A PROMENENT MEMBER WITHIN THE WASHINGTO STATE SUBUD CULT WHERE ANN DUNHAM GREW UP AND STARTED HER FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE,
COULD ANN DUNHAM HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TH SUBUD CULT SINCE IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT SHE WAS A RADICAL BACK THEN AND HUNG OUT WITH THE BLACK PANTHERS AT THE UNIVERSATY OF WASHINGTON STATE AS WELL AS OTHER RADICAL ORGANIZATIONS.
SO IS THERE A POSSIBILTY THAT SHE WAS IMPREGNATIED BY R.M. MOHAMMED (PAK) SUBUD?
THAT IS AN INTERESTING QUESTION SINCE NOW IT IS BEING RUMORED THAT ANN DUNHAM WAS NOT THE TRUE MOTHER TO BARRY BUT THAT IS BEING BASED ON IT WA SOMEON ELSE BASED ON DNA TAKEN OF OBAMA WHEN HE WAS IN ENGLAND OFF A WATER GLASS AND SHOWED NO RELATIONSHIP IN THE DNA TO BARRY'S (GRAND PARENTS) BUT DOES NOT MENTION ANN DUNHAM,
SO WAS ANN DUNHAM THE DUNHAM'S NATURAL BORN CHILD OR ADOPTED?
AND REMEMBER THE NAME ABOVE LORETTA FUDDY SHE IS THE ONE WHO WHILE WORKING FOR THE HAWAIAN GOVERNOR'S ADMINISTRATION CAME UP WITH THE LONG FORM OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE A FAKE EVEN BY BARRY'S OWN ATTORNEYS WHO ARE FIGHTING THE CASE ON HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE, HOW FORTUNATE SHE WAS KILLED SEVERAL MONTHS BACK IN A PLANE CRASH OFF THE COAST OF HAWAII, THERE WERE 8 OTHER PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE WHO WERE ABLE TO GET OUT AND SWIM TO SHORE, SHE WASN'T AND DROWNED. I WILL LEAVE IT THERE.
AND SHE WAS STILL A MEMBER OF THE SUBUD CULT AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH
What the hell does this idiot want reparations for? The blacks are sucking
America dry now! Obama has them on welfare and giving them free medical
care now! What else do they want? They would not be happy if they had it
all! NO, SCREW THE BLACKS AND SCREW OBAMA!
Tell all of them to get the hell out of America if they do not like it here!
Do not give them any more!
This is a simple case of politicians, especially Black politicians, finding excuses to buy more Black votes, The 95% of the Black votes they get now aren't enough. The politicians want 100% of the Black votes. How many of the present day Blacks were ever slaves? How many American citizens today ever owned slaves? Will the Blacks ever stop with the "give-me free stuff" mantra? I doubt it. The politicians are the enablers for the Blacks to be stupid.
One word - BULLSH-T!!!!!!!