The concept of reparations is an absurd notion that makes people in the present guilty for the perceived crimes of those in the past.
Worse than that, it’s race-specific.
It’s not minority groups who are going to be paying reparations.
It’s white people.
But even worse than that, it’s often white liberals voting for this lunacy.
They’re voting to give away their own money, believing that makes them progressive and virtuous.
The town council of Amherst, Massachusetts, just voted for it.
It was almost unanimous.
The town of Amherst, Massachusetts, is establishing a reparations fund in order to make restitution to its black residents.
“The Town Council Monday voted 12-1 in favor of setting up a special purpose stabilization fund for reparations,” the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported.Breitbart News
It looks like there’s only 1 sane person left on the town council, but that’s an illusion.
That person voted against it for technical reasons, and still supports the idea.
Only At-Large Councilor Mandi Jo Hanneke voted against the fund, citing technical reasons.
Those reasons included that “it was premature to establish a fund before forming the African Heritage Reparations Assembly, the committee that will develop a plan that might use the fund for a reparations program, but also could create some other option,” the report said.Breitbart News
And it’s not finding a few cents down the back of the sofa either.
There’s a lot of money involved here.
Sounds like the town’s financial officials believe there’s a magic money tree somewhere where all this ‘free cash’ is coming from.
Or maybe they just don’t want to admit to taxpayers that this is where their money is going.
Either way, this money is coming from somewhere.
And that means other worthy spending priorities, like local police for instance, are missing out.
Bear in mind too that this is just the beginning.
If they pay out $210,000, do you think the people who get it will never ask for more?
Of course they will.
Which is why this kind of thing should never be done in the first place.
But the town council says any giveaways will be determined by lawyers.
This won’t really make any difference.
It’s the concept that’s the problem, not where the money goes.
The least we can do is make sure none of this nonsense happens in red states.