Article by Bryan Howard
February 22, 2019
Elizabeth Warren has been falling fast in the Democrat polls for 2020 race as of recently, which means she needed to step up her game in offering more extreme policies.
On Thursday, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Warren told the New York Times she supports reparations for African slaves. Warren believes ancestors of slaves should be paid reparations by white people through government force.
Warren stated, “We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities. I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”
Warren continued, “We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations. We need systemic, structural changes to address that.”
Warren has joined fellow Democrat 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris in the idea of reparations. This will clearly be a losing message for most of America and will not sit well with centrists.
It is worth noting that the wealth made from slavery did not transfer down. Majority of the south was destroyed economically after the civil war and the wealthy farm owners crumbled. So to claim wealth is being passed down today from slavery is a false narrative.
However, I believe all Democrat voters should have to pay reparations because they are the party of slavery, while republican voters get a pass because he fought for their freedom.