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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/4/2001  8:06 PM
Author:  1HappyFool Number:  40882 of 875709

Reparations can only be a good idea if YOU are on the receiving end of the check.

Even then, they can be a bad idea. Perpetuating the notion that "help" is needed to "level the playing field" only serves to keep the recipients dependent. Unless that dependency is a good idea, then reparations are bad for the recipients.

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."

Good one. I'll have to remember that.


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