by Rod D. Martin
June 20, 2019

Super Bowl champion Burgess Owens yesterday told Congress that if reparations should be paid for slavery, they should be paid by the Democrat Party.

“I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found the misery that party brought to my race … Let’s pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race?”

He’s exactly right.

It was 100% Democrats, and only Democrats, who:

1. Pushed slavery in the territories.
2. Seceded from the Union (Southern Democrats).
3. Sought to let the Confederacy go (Northern Democrats), even after Atlanta had fallen and Sherman had marched to the sea.
4. Assassinated President Lincoln.
5. Founded the Ku Klux Klan after the War.
6. Lynched 3,000 black Americans and 1,000 white Republicans in a terror campaign across the South.
7. Imposed a form of semi-Apartheid in all the states they controlled.
8. Imposed segregation in Federal hiring a full half-century after the War (Woodrow Wilson).
9. Barred any black person from voting in their primaries until the Supreme Court forced them to do otherwise (in 1948!).
10. Continued barring the doors to schools and colleges, lynching innocents, burning churches and promising “Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever” right up until I was born.

So why should anyone else (that would be Republicans and Independents) pay “reparations” after having spent almost two centuries fighting all of that, even at the cost of hundreds of thousands of their lives during the War and thousands more, black and white, murdered by racist Democrats in the century after?

Maybe there should be reparations: from the Democrat National Committee to the rest of America.

— Slavery Reparations originally appeared as a Facebook post by Rod D. Martin.