Comments: Senate apologizes for decades of lynchings in US

Lynching may have been illegal but MURDER wasn't. So what's the big deal? Will there be some sort of reparations involved?

Posted by MrNoGood at June 15, 2005 12:19 PM

correction...Lynching may have been LEGAL but murder wasn't.

Posted by MrNoGood at June 15, 2005 12:20 PM

Most, if not all of the legislation that was blocked, was blocked by Democratic filibuster. I think my family were the only Republicans in our small southern town from the 1920's into the '60's, and everytime we(which included a number of local Democrats)tried to get more money for the local black school or get more sports facilities for them, it was Democratic politicians that blocked it.
If this bunch of hypocrits in the Senate feel they have to apologize for something they had no part in, they should at least explain why the legislation failed.

Posted by Mell at June 15, 2005 12:29 PM

An apology given by the uninvolved to the uninjured on behalf of the unrepentant. Costs them nothing; it should earn them nothing.

Posted by Pious Agnostic at June 16, 2005 01:08 PM
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