On the radio program Thursday, Glenn beck and Stu Burguiere discussed the current debate over reparations, the idea that descendants of slaves in this country should be monetarily compensated for the injustices inflicted upon their ancestors.
Glenn said that the idea of reparations for slavery 150 years after the Civil War “makes absolutely no sense,” adding that our country doesn’t believe in punishing children for the sins of their parents.
“There is no justice in this,” Glenn said. “I contend this is to do nothing other than to cripple our government, to cripple the United States of America. That’s what this is about.”
Stu agreed, adding that the logistics of implementing a fair and just reparations policy are impossible.
“When you really look at how they would do it, there’s no Constitutional way to tax only white people. And that’s good, there shouldn’t be a Constitutional way to tax only one specific race,” he said.
“There’s no way to actually correctly trace the lineage of every single person to make this right, so they’ll broaden it and say ‘OK, we’re going to tax white people and give it to black people.’ …[T]hat’s blatantly unconstitutional,” Stu said. “Just like it would be unconstitutional to tax black people to give it to white people.
“So, go beyond that — how would this actually play out? Let’s put this, not in this idea of whether it’s right or wrong, put it in the idea of actually designing a policy. There’s no Constitutional way to do it, the way it’s being discussed. What it would wind up being is an excuse to take money from people who are supposedly too rich and benefited too much off of this evil system, and give it to people who are poor and have been by this system,” Stu added. “It’s just a generic argument to redistribute wealth all over again. And, what a surprise, that one of these topics and one of these big pushes by the left, comes back to that fundamental principle once again.”
Catch more of the conversation in the video below:
Reparations: Our country does not believe in punishing for the sins of the father
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