View Poll Results: Who should apologize for slavery?

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  • The US government should apologize for slavery.

    4 9.09%
  • The people should apologize for slavery

    1 2.27%
  • Since elected officials represent us they should apologize in our name.

    1 2.27%
  • The people in Africa whose ancestors captured and sold people into slavery.

    4 9.09%
  • The governments of various countries in Africa were the slave trade once occurred.

    3 6.82%
  • Government officials in Africa apologizing in the name of their constituents.

    1 2.27%
  • No one should apologize for slavery.

    37 84.09%
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The black man's family was quite well destroyed by slavery; he has yet to fully recover
    That is utter crap. Welfare, drugs and the thug life style destroyed the black family. It was still strong during slavery.


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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Certainly, as soon as all the other world governments apologies for everything they have ever done wrong in times that were very different.
    What do the actions of other nations have to do with whether or not an apology would be appropriate?

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    If that is the case the entire world owes us a massive apology.
    What do the actions of other nations have to do with whether or not an apology would be appropriate?

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    So the apology means nothing. Go figure?
    If it means nothing to you, that's fine. But it does mean something to other people. If some people appreciate the apology for something where our government truly WAS in the wrong, and it doesn't cost anyone anything, what's the harm in it?
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If it means nothing to you, that's fine. But it does mean something to other people. If some people appreciate the apology for something where our government truly WAS in the wrong, and it doesn't cost anyone anything, what's the harm in it?
    I think it encourages a victim mentality that really should have died out by now.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Who should apologize for slavery?
    The slaves.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If it means nothing to you, that's fine. But it does mean something to other people. If some people appreciate the apology for something where our government truly WAS in the wrong, and it doesn't cost anyone anything, what's the harm in it?
    Congress is deducting the time they used to create and vote on that apology from their salaries?

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    That is utter crap. Welfare, drugs and the thug life style destroyed the black family. It was still strong during slavery.
    Black families were routinely broken apart during slavery.
    I don't suggest that this is why they have problems now,
    but it is inaccurate that black families were strong during slavery...
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Congress is deducting the time they used to create and vote on that apology from their salaries?
    Congress passes non-binding resolutions all the time; this is nothing new. Is your only concern here with the amount of time they spent on the issue, or do you have an actual objection to the apology?
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Black families were routinely broken apart during slavery.
    I don't suggest that this is why they have problems now,
    but it is inaccurate that black families were strong during slavery...
    I think you misunderstand. Families where broken up, but the values of the families were strong. They are no longer strong today and slavery had little if anything to do with the destruction of the black family.


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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Originally Posted by Kandahar
    If it means nothing to you, that's fine. But it does mean something to other people. If some people appreciate the apology for something where our government truly WAS in the wrong, and it doesn't cost anyone anything, what's the harm in it?
    Like jallman said, victim mentallity... where does it end? What about the horrible treatment of the Irish and Chinese during the building of the railroads... the Native American Tribes were treated worse, in general, than the African Slaves... too women for not letting the vote?... to blacks again for desegregation?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think you misunderstand. Families where broken up, but the values of the families were strong. They are no longer strong today and slavery had little if anything to do with the destruction of the black family.
    I did misunderstand... thanks for clarifying. I agree. Families wanted to be strong, and were when left alone. The issue with black families now is a more recent one, as you suggest.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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