Looks like more people will leave California.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law on Wednesday that will develop proposals for potential reparations for slavery.
I’m sure we all know who will be paying the reparations.
Taxpayers, who have never even owned a slave will be the ones paying for it.
CA just became the first state in the nation to mandate the study and development of proposals for reparations.
Our past is one of slavery, racism, and injustice. Our systems were built to oppress people of color.
It’s past time we acknowledge that. https://t.co/sY8UWffqzt
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 30, 2020
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 1, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing for Slavery Reparations in California. @PARISDENNARD reacts: "Gavin Newsom is a step behind because he knows Reparations is the cool thing to do… stop trying to be woke and be relevant." #VarneyCo pic.twitter.com/Hhz27zdvid
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) October 1, 2020
Our friends over at Fox News are always working hard, see what they had to say:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill Wednesday that will establish a task force to study and develop proposals for paying reparations to the descendants of enslaved Black people.
Assembly Bill 3121 calls for a nine-member body to make recommendations on what type of compensation, if any, should be awarded and who should be eligible. In addition, the group can recommend to the state Legislature how California can offer a formal apology “for the perpetration of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity on African slaves and their descendants” and the elimination of state laws that disproportionately impact Black people.
“California has come to terms with many of its issues, but it has yet to come to terms with its role in slavery,” said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a Democrat who authored the bill. “We’re talking about really addressing the issues of justice and fairness in this country that we have to address.”
I wonder if you would still have to pay reparations if you had relatives who lost their lives in the Civil War fighting to abolish slavery.
I’m sure California would make them pay too.
There won’t be a taxpayer left in California within 5 years. https://t.co/J8NNYXzXON
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 1, 2020
This is ridiculously dumb.
California is developing a plan to pay slavery reparations…
To people who never knew a slave and were never slaves themselves.
This is where your tax money is going in CA.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 1, 2020
Will he pay reparations for Union soldiers, black and white, who were injured or died in the Civil war fighting to end slavery? Seems fair to me.
— Don Johnston (@donjky) October 1, 2020
The LA Times covered this story too:
With Gov. Newsom’s signature, California became the first state government in the country on Wednesday to adopt a law to study and develop proposals for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people and those impacted by slavery.
Newsom said the new law and bipartisan support for its passage are proving “a paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States.”In a year of national protests against racial injustice, state lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 3121 to force the state to begin to confront its racist history and systemic disparities that persist today.
Although California entered the Union as a “free state” in 1850, slavery continued thereafter the state Constitution outlawed it the previous year. Slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.
100,000 Americans gave their lives in the Civil War to end slavery, tens of thousands more were injured. We've paid reparations for slavery, in blood. https://t.co/K9nJlqezZ5
— Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) September 29, 2020
What’s your opinion on reparations?
Do you believe citizens should have to pay taxes for reparations?
Let us know in the comment section.