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    Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

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    The Senate Resolution is non binding and " It Cannot Be Used in Reparations Cases"

    I know that this is a feel good action on the part of the Club of One Hundred but apologizing for slavery is about time.

    Does anyone think that the Senate should not have appologized ? If so why.

    Does anyone think that the Senate should have made this a binding resolution AND made it with reparartions ?

    If so why.

    Does any think that now that the Senate has passed this resolution Blacks shoudl shut up already, get back to work, and don't cause any more problems ?

    Does anyone think that all of the 99 serving Senators should be thrown out of office for passing this resolution ?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    None of the Senate members (with the probably exception of Congressman Byrd) were even sparkles in their Father's eyes when Africans were slaves in America.

    No apology is necessary, as it is not genuine.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    I think it is the senate wasting time. No one alive was around for slavery, it's time to move past it.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    I can think of a couple of reason or more why they shouldn't apologize.

    1.They never owned or enslaved anyone, so there is nothing they should appologize for.
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    2.We never owned or enslaved anyone,so there is nothing we should appologize for.


    3.Those who were slaves are no longer around, so there is no one round today to apologize to.

    4.Since those in office represent us then everything they do is on our behalf and in our name. So they apologizing for **** they didn't do is really us apologizing for **** we didn't do.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Let's see...Slightly Conservative, Liberal, Very Conservative...all in agreement on something. Is this a sign of the impending end of the world?

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Nobody who is alive today in this country ever owned a slave. It seems awfully pointless to apologize for something that somebody else did and can't apologize for themselves because they are dead.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Let's see...Slightly Conservative, Liberal, Very Conservative...all in agreement on something. Is this a sign of the impending end of the world?
    No. That sign would be Jessica Biel giving me "The Call".
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    I guess 140 years isn't enough time to get over it.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    None of the Senate members (with the probably exception of Congressman Byrd) were even sparkles in their Father's eyes when Africans were slaves in America.

    No apology is necessary, as it is not genuine.
    Byrdi s a Senator if you are referring to Sen Robert Byrd WV

    What makes this "not genuine" is it because it didn't come with reparations?
    Or becasue it was non binding?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Byrdi s a Senator if you are referring to Sen Robert Byrd WV

    What makes this "not genuine" is it bcasue it didn't come with reparations?
    Orbecasue it was non binding?
    Maybe its not genuine because those in office and we the people have never owned slaves and no one who was born in this country was ever a slave. Why would you be sorry for something you didn't do especially something that happened over a hundred years ago?
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