by Tom Haughey


Every now and then the subject of reparations raises its head again. Such demands are usually simplistic and are more concerned with making political points than with actually receiving remuneration (which will never be forthcoming). Certain black leaders, for example, have demanded payment for all the hours slaves worked the fields as they helped build our nation’s infrastructure. Slavery, however, is an abomination whose price can’t and shouldn’t be calculated in dollars and cents. It should be and has been priced in the blood shed by the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the War Between the States. If memory serves me correctly, one soldier died for every seven or eight slaves freed. Reparations have already been paid in blood.

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