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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/4/2001  7:56 PM
Author:  mhtyler Number:  40879 of 745097

A bad idea is a bad idea no matter how you dress it up. "


Reparations can only be a good idea if YOU are on the receiving end of the check. It is what Mark Twain called a "corn pone" opinion:

"Tell me where a man gets his corn pone, and I'll tell you what his opinions are."

Its as simple as that. Welfare and affirmative action have spawned the idea that all problems and evils can be corrected through compensation. They can't.

Affirmative action has almost destroyed the post office and turned it into something that can barely deliver junk mail.

mark
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