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Letter to the editor: Gays, blacks, reparations

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has added to her platform a proposal to “pay reparations to gays” on the grounds that, prior to being allowed to marry, LGBT couples had to file separate tax returns and thus pay more in taxes.

Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, would presumably be eligible for these payments.

Many of the Democratic candidates, including Buttigieg, have endorsed payments to African Americans as reparations for slavery.

Buttigieg has also apologized publicly (and profusely) for his “white privilege.”

Buttigieg and his husband (also white) would in theory receive reparations for being gay, but make payments for their white privilege (Ya follow?).

CNN anchor Don Lemon and actor Jussie Smollett, both of whom are black and gay, would theoretically receive two payments — one for each injustice. But then they’d both be rich, and many of the Democratic candidates have pledged to “tax the rich”!

Warren is rich, and also claims to be “of Cherokee Indian descent” (when it serves her). There is documented historical evidence (source: Smithsonian Institution) that the Cherokee once owned black slaves (160 years ago), so Warren would have to pay up there for “economic justice” (Still with me?).

Welcome to Liberal La La Land — no plans for economic growth, just denounce each other and chisel off extortion payments.

I’d bet that the final formula will be, like all the socialist party bosses of the last 100 years have done, a recipe for dictatorship — pass lots of rules and regulations but only enforce them on your opponents; the boss and her friends get exempted from rules.

C. Colpo


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