(Right Country) – Legendary NFL star Herschel Walker gave testimony before Congress this week in which he spoke out against a proposal to provide reparations for descendants of slaves, stating that the teachings of Jesus Christ along with the impracticality of the policy both make this a no go.
“We use black power to create white guilt. My approach is biblical,” he said. “How can I ask my Heavenly Father to forgive me if I can’t forgive my brother?” Walker asked the lawmakers during the testimony he delivered before Congress.
According to WND, Walker went on to point out that slavery ended more than 150 years ago here in the United States and also stated that history is not being properly taught in schools across the country.
“I never want to put any one religion down; my religion teaches togetherness. Reparations teach separation,” he said to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
The reason that Walker is making this appeal before Congress is due to the fact that House Democrats are wanting to put together a commission to study and put together a reparations proposal. A piece of legislation known as H.R. 40 would “examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee convened the virtual hearing and claimed that American citizens have given “overwhelming support” to the bill which she said is “comforting.”
Walker went on to say that America is the “greatest country in the world” a “melting pot of a lot of great races, a lot of great minds that have come together with different ideas to Make America the greatest country on earth.”
“Many have died trying to get into America. No one’s dying trying to get out,” he elegantly stated.
The NFL legend then slammed the idea of reparations as being impractical.
“Does it come from all the other races except the black taxpayers?” Walker then asked. “What percentage of black must you be to receive reparation? Do you go to 23andMe or DNA test to determine the percentage of blackness?”
Walker then made an excellent point about how a lot of ancestors came to this country after slavery ended and that some states in the Union never had slavery to begin with.
“We as black Americans have always wanted what the Constitution stated: All men, black white and today Latino, Asian, Italian, etcetera, should be guaranteed” the rights of “life freedom and the pursuit of happiness,” he went on to say.
Walker then went on to cite his own mom who said, “I do not believe in reparation. Who is the money going to go to? Has anyone thought of paying the families who lost someone in the Civil War who fought for their freedom? Your Dad and I taught you … to provide for you and your family through a good education and hard work. If you give a man a fish, you feed him a day. If you teach him to fish, you feed him a lifetime. Reparation is only feeding you for a day.”
“Reparation is a fee or a correction for the terrible sin of slave owners, government, and others, but we punish the nonguilty party,” Walker said, “creating division, separation with different races.”
He then said that “Reparation, atonement, is outside the teaching of Jesus Christ.”
Folks, that’s a powerful, powerful statement in the case against reparations. He’s right and that’s the end of it. Let’s hope people were paying attention to what he said.
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