Former NFL Player Calls BULL on Reparations

Wow, there is hope yet! I have seen many people jump ship once they realize how corrupt the Democrats are, and I get excited every single time.

Former NFL player Burgess Owens left the Democratic party and is now testifying to Congress about the ridiculous concept of reparations.

He’s right! Why should people who were never slave owners have to pay people who were never slaves? It doesn’t make sense. If our ancestors were still alive, people who were involved with slavery, then I could see it. However, there is no moving forward when people are still living in the past.

Yahoo reports: 

Burgess Owens, formerly of the Jets and Raiders, spoke during hearings for H.R. 40, a bill designed to study how to implement reparations for black Americans. The question of what, if anything, America owes to the descendants of slaves is at the heart of H.R. 40, and it’s a question for which Owens, along with a long list of other notable figures, offered an answer.

Speaking for five minutes, Owens noted his own lineage traces directly back to slaves. But, he added, “this is not about black and white, rich or poor, blue collar white collar. We’re fighting for the hearts of our nation.” Owens emphasized that his ancestors battled their way out of their circumstances following emancipation by hard work.

Owens said, “I do not believe in reparation, because what reparation does, it points to a certain race, a certain color, as evil, and it points to another race, my race, as one that has not only become racist, but also beggars.”

“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 added.

“And every white American, Republican or Democrat, who feels guilty because of the color of their skin, you can pony up also.” The former athlete continued, “Then we can get past reparations and recognize this country has given us greatness.”

It’s refreshing to see someone who was once brainwashed by the left to see things so much more clearly and fight for what’s right!

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