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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's still empty. It doesn't DO anything. It's a waste of time.

    You might as well have a resolution stating that the sun rises from the east.
    the Iran resolution states a position by a branch of our government towards another government, so it's not completely pointless. Close, but not completely.

    The slavery "apology"? Absolutely pointless.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Well, the way they are running things I guess they have to take what they can get, personally, I think they should apologize to every American they represent and pass a resolution to legislate with bags over their heads.
    I would support that.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    My main problem with this is that how will this country ever get over race issues when we are constantly apologizing and bringing to front and center the bad times between the races. I am not saying to forget, but let's end the dwelling on a dead past!

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    My main problem with this is that how will this country ever get over race issues when we are constantly apologizing and bringing to front and center the bad times between the races. I am not saying to forget, but let's end the dwelling on a dead past!
    I wonder how many resolutions of apology has our senate issued since it existed?

    Anyone have a list?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    My main problem with this is that how will this country ever get over race issues when we are constantly apologizing and bringing to front and center the bad times between the races. I am not saying to forget, but let's end the dwelling on a dead past!
    You mean that this is not the first time "we" apologized for slavery ?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    You mean that this is not the first time "we" apologized for slavery ?
    I believe President Clinton offered a formal apology on behalf of the nation during his time in office. I guess it is not good enough until the Senate, House, and every other legislative body, and maybe the Supreme Court does as well.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    1. There is at least one black in the Senate, right? If the whole Senate is apologizing, doesn't that mean an African American is appologizing for slavery?

    2. I think it's about time black people got the 40 acres and a mule they were promised. Sure, there's not much use for a mule in this day in age, but I'm sure they could find a creative use for it.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    An apology is not appropriate. Slavery existed long before the United States, and still exists now in Africa and parts of Asia.

    If apologies for slavery are going to be handed around, perhaps Africans should apologize to Jews for slavin em up to make the pyramids ?

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    Problem with this is that it was the Egyptians who enslaved the Hebrews and Egypt may be in Africa Egypt is not a total representativeof frica and the continent Africa is not a total representation of all countries of afrrica.

    Plus the Hebrews who helped build Pyramids are long dead as are the Pharoe characters who did the "enslavin".

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    I WAS THINKNG .. Have those peole who own Toyota and Honda and Sony and Misubishi ever apologize for the DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY -- Pearl Habor ?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Plus the Hebrews who helped build Pyramids are long dead as are the Pharoe characters who did the "enslavin".
    You know any former slaves or slave owners?

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