Oh, For Chrissakes!

Here we go.

House poised to apologize for slavery, Jim Crow
… The resolution will not be the first time lawmakers have apologized to an ethnic group for past injustices.
In April, the Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, that apologized to Native Americans for “the many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect.”
In 1993, the Senate also passed a resolution apologizing for the “illegal overthrow” of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893.
In 1988, Congress passed and President Reagan signed a law apologizing to the 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were held in detention camps during World War II. The 60,000 detainees who were alive at the time each received $20,000 from the government.

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5 Responses to “Oh, For Chrissakes!”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    The bastards should apologize to the American public as a whole for trashing the Constitution and working against the best interests of this country (then commit ritual suicide as pennance.)

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    How about an apology for the trials and tribulations of the Irish emigrants to America?
    Maybe I can get a slice of this pie, eh?

  3. Dave J says:

    Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives:
    That this House hereby apologizes to everyone for everything, ever.
    There, should about do it.

  4. Jim - PRS says:

    I’m with Gunslinger.

  5. It’s kind of a slap in the face to the memory of all the Union soldiers lost who died fighting for that very freedom. Their sacrifice gets lost in all the “say you’re sorry and pay me” modern rhetoric.
    I don’t owe anybody shit, but any slave descendant owes those boys in blue the same reverence I hold for the Continental Army. We ARE because they WERE.

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