As they gear up for the 2020 elections, Democrats are once again pushing the idiotic notion of slavery reparations and NFL legend Burgess Owens agrees… Democrats DO owe people reparations!
He’s right, of course, Democrats were the slavers, Democrats were the KKK terrorists, and Democrats were the Jim Crow enforcers. So, if anyone has to pay reparations for such stuff, it is the Democrat Party, not the United States Treasury.
And that is just what the Super Bowl champion said during his testimony in Washington this week.
“During stirring testimony in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Reparations, Owens blasted the Democratic Party “for all the misery” they’ve brought to blacks; citing everything from the party’s support of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, and abortion, “Breitbart Sports’ Dylan Gwinn wrote on Wednesday.
At one point in his address, Owens said, “I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race… Let’s pay restitution. How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race.”
Owens did point out that he does not really believe in reparations.
“I do not believe in reparations,” he said. “Because what reparations does is, it points to a certain race, a certain color, and points them as evil and points the other race, my race, as one that is not only becomes racist, but also beggars.”
“I do believe in restitution,” Owens added. “Let’s point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40% of our black babies, 20 million of them.”
“State of California, 75 percent of our black boys can’t pass a standard reading and writing test. A Democratic state. So yes, let’s pay restitution. How about a Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race and those — after we learn our history — who decide to stay there, they should pay also,” the former star athlete said.
“They are complicit. And every white American, Republican or Democrat, that feels guilty because of your white skin, you should need to pony up also. That way we can get past this reparation and recognize that this country has given us greatness,” he recommended.
“Look at this panel. Doesn’t matter how we think. Doesn’t matter our color. We have become successful in this country like no other because of this great opportunity to live the American dream. Let’s not steal that from our kids by telling them they can’t do it,” Owens said.
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