California Democrats Move Closer to a Major Bill on Slavery Reparations

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As we rush headlong, as a country, into giving in to the demands of Black Lives Matter and their associate rioters, California Democrats are busy trying to prove that they are the most progressive in the land.

As usual.

In a vote this Saturday, the California State Senate, headed up by Democrats, moved overwhelmingly to set up a task force that will study the benefits and costs of providing reparations of slavery. According to the Democrats, the panel will study what kind of effect slavery had on the Golden State and will come back to the legislature with recommendations at some point in the next three years.

“Let’s be clear: Chattel slavery, both in California and across our nation, birthed a legacy of racial harm and inequity that continues to impact the conditions of Black life in California,” said state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles.

If passed in full by the Assembly, the “Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans” will create a nine-member commission that will undoubtedly waste plenty of taxpayer money long before they ever get around to spending any of it on reparations. Maybe just skip the middleman and hand that task force money directly to the first black people who show up to the Capitol in Sacramento! We’re sure that would be every bit as fair as whatever nonsense the panel comes up with.

“If the 40-acres-and-a-mule that was promised to free slaves were delivered to the descendants of those slaves today, we would all be billionaires,” state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, said. “I hear far too many people say, ‘Well, I didn’t own slaves, that was so long ago.’ Well, you inherit wealth — you can inherit the debt that you owe to African-Americans.”

We’re sure that lands as a strong message to the millions of white Americans who left their family homes with nothing more significant than student loan debts and a beat-up old car (at best). We’re sure they’re excited to know that they now have to go even further along the bankruptcy path because of all that “wealth” they inherited from slaveowners in the 1800s. We’ve got a generation of Millennials still living in their parents’ basements, but sure, let’s put them on the hook for the sins of distant history.

Makes all the sense in the world.