A promise of payment in bid to buy votes

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Black Civil War soldiersA conservative black activist says Democratic presidential candidates are backing slave reparations in a desperate attempt to capture black votes in the 2020 election.

The controversial issue isn’t a new one but the Democrats are unanimously touting the idea in crowded field of far-left candidates.

“We live in a world where the average white family has $100 (and) the average black family has about $5,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed last month at a town hall in Mississippi, a state with a history of racial injustice.

Peterson

Warren, who herself benefitted by lying about Native American heritage, went on to suggest the need for a “full-blown conversation” about reparations.

The issue was raised again recently when none other than Al Sharpton asked the Democratic candidates if they backed reparations, and each one said they do.

Sen. Cory Booker ranting, fist raised“We have already given black people reparations over the last sixty to seventy years,” responds Jesse Lee Peterson, president of BOND. “We've given them government welfare, affirmative action, free healthcare in some cases, housing support --- all kinds of stuff. And the only thing it has done is make black people worse."

U.S. Sen. Corey Booker has introduced a bill that would study the possibility of reparations for the descendants of slaves. That bill is the senate companion to a House bill introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

Peterson says the Democrats are offering “free stuff” to blacks to get their votes, even though it will never happen.    

“They know they're not going to get it," Peterson warns. "It's just that they want to lie and pretend that they're trying to get it in order to seduce the voters to vote for them."

In the end, Peterson predicts the issue will be a losing one for Democrats in 2020. 

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