So if there are reparations for slaves, does Obama owe others money?

From the Chicago Tribune:

It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records. According to the research, one of Obama's great-great-great-great grandfathers, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves who were recorded in the 1850 census in Nelson County, Ky. The same records show that one of Obama's great-great-great-great-great-grandmothers, Mary Duvall, also owned two slaves.' . . .

Since Obama's father was from Africa and his family never lived in the US, there is nothing on the other side to balance off the ledger.

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Anonymous Harry Schell said...

Do go too fast on releasing Obama's father...can he be traced back to the African tribes which made a business of gathering people up and selling them for export to slaveholders in Europe, USA and/or other places?

Seems like they should have to pay in on this one...

4/16/2008 1:00 PM  
Blogger bobal said...

How about ponying up a little cash for all the dead on the northern side who freed the slaves, huh?

The whole reparations idea is idiotic, another scam. This country, what with global warming, is in danger of scamming itself to death.

4/16/2008 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the reparations that the Africans owe the rest of us?

You don't think our ancestors chose to leave the easy living in Africa for the deserts and the cold winters of the middle east and Eurasia?

4/17/2008 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am German, and as the Germans are still paying reparations to Jewish people in Israel, so should America to the Black population. It is a disgrace how you were let off the hook.

4/17/2008 12:52 PM  

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