Herschel Walker Speaks Out Against Slavery Reparations

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Former NFL superstar Herschel Walker testified before a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Wednesday on the issue of slavery reparations.

Walker shredded the idea, going onto say that reparations should be opposed for moral reasons and that the idea was largely based upon a false ‘white guilt’ perpetuated by liberals.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Former pro-football running back Herschel Walker spoke to a congressional hearing on Wednesday about the possibility of slavery reparations in the United States.

Walker spoke at a hearing for House Resolution 40, which would create a commission to study the topic of reparations. The bill is reportedly sponsored by Texas Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who said that the Black Lives Matter protests last year featured “signs in support of HR 40,” adding that now is the right time to create a commission…

According to The New York Post, Walker “said reparations might require black Americans like himself to use genetics company 23andMe to calculate their pay by percentage of ancestry…”

He mentioned that he opposes reparation efforts for political and moral reasons, telling a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee, “We use black power to create white guilt. My approach is biblical: how can I ask my Heavenly Father to forgive me if I can’t forgive my brother?”

 

 

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Junius
Junius
2 months ago

Finally someone with Common Sense. America is a country for all citizens, not just one person or race. The operative here is legal Citizens who respect each other.

mike
mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Junius

Absolutely

Bucky
2 months ago

I would back him for office

Richard Logan
Richard Logan
2 months ago
Reply to  Bucky

Me too.

Gerard
Gerard
2 months ago

Good for you Herschel.

Ben Matthew
Ben Matthew
2 months ago

Wasn’t it the the demon(c)rat-supported ‘southern states’ that were for slavery, so they(the DNC suppporting libturds) can pay the reparation bill…?

Deanne
Deanne
2 months ago

FACTS:
1) black slavery started when Africa’s own kings sold their people first to other tribes then to Europeans & middle easterners ,
2) America fought and ended black slavery within it’s own borders as democrats not only founded the KKK but fought to keep black slavery and MANY WHITES DIED ending black slavery,
3) The First Legal Slave Owner in America was a Black Man named Anthony Johnson who was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company in 1621, he earned his freedom after several years, and was granted land by the colony
4) the word slavery is not indicative to ONLY BLACKS as MANY ethnicities & religions have been slaves throughout history Irish, whites, Christians, & Jews suffered the MOST as millions were tortured and murdered during the Jewish genocide when they were slaves so weak minded self made victims need to just GET OVER IT
5) NO ONE TODAY has owned a black slave or has been a black slave in America for decades and if blacks and liberals TRULY CARE about this issue how about addressing the black slavery STILL HAPPENING in Africa, middle east and other countries instead of America where it’s NOT HAPPENING?
6) the “black slavery victim privilege” card is no longer valid… so liberals and “self victimized” blacks need to GET OVER IT or keep themselves a slave to their own weak & racist mind
7) It was REPUBLICANS that fought to end slavery while democrats fought to keep slavery sparking America’s civil war…
https://www.facebook.com/GlennBeck/videos/375373076731095/?t=11

elloyd-tunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Deanne

I have always been curious as to why Blacks are not mad at the original slave traders, Africans, and the original ‘middle men’ is slave trading, Muslims, and why they are not mad at Democrats who wanted to keep slavery going in America? What say you low-information’s and incompetents’ that are stewed in CNN & MSNBC rhetorical hate blather?

Dennis
Dennis
2 months ago
Reply to  Deanne

I have been saying this for a long time. See there is money in going after whites even though the vast majority of whites never owed slaves. These blm and antifa, well I can’t say, chicken….. will not go after the sellers bec ause they are chickens and no money for them. BTW blm and antifa don’t want equality. They want superiority.

linda
linda
2 months ago
Reply to  Deanne

Deanne, You made so many valid points and everyone living today, should just move on. We can thank Obama for getting this to a head. He is the one would just kept pushing to get the whole issue stirred up. He took us back 50 years as far racial unrest is concerned!
Our country is filled with blacks killing blacks, but those statistics are never brought up. It is totally disgusting that the media is so quick to jump on a Caucasian, esp. a policeman, who happens to kill a black person. But they don’t always report equally , if a black person kills a white person, esp. a policeman. There are “bad apples” in ever barrel, but it doesn’t mean the whole barrel is worth throwing out. All the killings are horrible and everyone would like to see that end, but the media reporting is just plain wacky and keeps this issue stirred up.

Jac
Jac
2 months ago

Thank you for your wisdom and honesty. Grateful

Mary K Thompson
Mary K Thompson
2 months ago

Thank you Herschel you are spot on !!!

Laxmom
Laxmom
2 months ago

Walker is a true American patriot…please run for the senate!

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
2 months ago

A real man, standing on his own feet, making his own life, not expecting others to kowtow or pamper his snowflake reality

Richard D Freeman
2 months ago

I met Herschel Walker after a Vikings vs Giants football game @ Giant Stadium the Giants won. At the Sheraton Hotel he was the first team member on the bus…wearing a suit and tie. I was doing security an a friend who new him well, introduced myself and other officer to Hershel after the game. This wasn’t just an NFL Football Player this was a man with class…he signed Game Programs for our sons, and was absolutely one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. I can tell you he’s a man of Honor…back him for Office you say…I think Donald Trump may have a new VP to ponder.

Rich Bach
Rich Bach
2 months ago

Herschel is one very intelligent individual. He laid bare the fact that he is a very religious man. I would vote for this man as a Senator or Congressman or President.

ABUTOM
2 months ago
Breaker 19
Breaker 19
2 months ago

I think all slaves should get reparations, but I don’t think there any slaves left. Didn’t slavery end in 1865? Are there any slave owners left? No they had to give up their slaves in 1865. Did everybody own slaves,? No. Was every black person a slave or a descendant of a slave? No. Some of them came to this country after slavery ended in 1865. Should they get reparations? No. Should all white people pay reparations even though they had no slaves and their descendants had no slaves? No.
This is nothing but a way for the Democrats to buy votes and the American taxpayer having to pay for it. I hope all you people who voted for Biden will be happy to cough up your money for the reparations. Just wait, this is only an example of what Biden and the Democrats have in store for the American taxpayer. 70 million people didn’t think it was a good idea to remove Trump and put Biden in office. What is sad is, they will have to pay for his stupidity, just the same as the people who voted for him.

Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson
2 months ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

Amen, well said Breaker!

Dr Dave
2 months ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

That’s 100% correct
Your statement should be on the front page of the post to show how rediculos this would be!! Yes, but votes, that’s all this is about !!!

Shira Levin
Shira Levin
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr Dave

You are right about it being ridiculous. Yeah, the DemocRATics only care about the Black people’s votes. Once they get them it’s adios chumps.

john
john
2 months ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

Agree completely…..And how do the demoncrats square the blacks who also owned slaves? Do the blacks now pay other blacks who were not alive when slave were owned by both races? Bet they leave that little bit of history out of their order.

Carl
Carl
2 months ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

Believe it or not but the federal government doesn’t have any money. Any money paid out for reparations would come from increased taxes on everybody

elloyd-tunt
2 months ago
Reply to  Breaker 19

‘Breaker’ Just get everyone to hold it together until 2022, take back the House and maybe even the Senate; the socio-commies and their giggling V-P ‘er POTUS will be hogtied.

Ellen Machemer
Ellen Machemer
2 months ago

Ok, in that case, how about the American Indians, and the Jews in Germany, and every other minority who has ever been discriminate against in any way. Also. How much of the money will actually reach those who should get it????

SanDan
SanDan
2 months ago

The only thing I’m remorseful of are my personal sins. I have no control over the sins of someone whom I don’t know and whom I don’t agree with.
Secondly why does the cancel culture not cancel all “negative history”, not only that which they don’t like or agree with?

octester12345
octester12345
2 months ago

Walker is WAY too smart with his critical thinking skills to satisfy the current ‘woke’ generation’. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE AMERICA. (Always enjoyed watching you on the field!!!)

Disgusted in CA!!!
Disgusted in CA!!!
2 months ago

Hey Hershel – – you should run for office. I’d vote for ya!!!! Wish ya lived in CA – you could replace the idiot we have as a so-called Gov – actually a puppet of his auntie Nancy, the Drunk.

Anti communism
Anti communism
2 months ago

It’s nothing more than the expectation of large financial gains for those who purpose reparation and their want to punish the people they hate because of the skin color in any other situation this would be deemed to be racist.

Sam Brewer
Sam Brewer
2 months ago

Amen Herschel. everyone Should read 1st Corinthians 13. Learn what true love and acceptance are like. We love you!

Billy Edens
Billy Edens
2 months ago

SJL is not a credible politician and should be discounted by all Americans. Her intelligence should be challenged by those who have half a brain ? just based on the legislation she puts forth. Herschel is a person with more common sense than all of the leftist on Capitol Hill. Run for office Herschel and you will have my vote and support.

George Lukens
George Lukens
2 months ago

Way to go. You are spectacular. On and off the field!

Ulla
Ulla
2 months ago

Herschel Walker, you reLLY HAVE THE RIGHT IDEA, NOT ONLY IS IT MORALLY WRONG, BUT IN FACT IT IS WAY TOO LATE FOR THIS TO GO AS IT SHOULD HAVE……
i APPLAUD YOU ANDIF YOU EVER RUN FOR OFFICE, i WOULD VOTE FOR YOU…….

Rob Porter
Rob Porter
2 months ago

Excellent, Hershel Walker! The idea of reparations is absurd. What are we going to do next? Demand that the Mongols pay reparations to China and Russia for destruction of cities and murder of million by Ghenkis Khan? Demand reparations of Saudi Arabia for Arab invasions of Persia, India, Afghanistan, what is today Israel, Egypt, North Africa, Spain and attacks on southern Europe during which millions were murdered and enslaved? Demand reparations of Turkey for Ottoman atrocities in south-eastern Europe and enslavement of at least hundreds of thousands?

John Ellis
John Ellis
2 months ago

I believe black slaves were hunted, captured, and sold by blacks in Africa. What about my relatives that fought and died for the North side by side with blacks to free them. We have come a long way in this country, improving race relations along the way until Obama drove a wedge between us .

Susan LINDAUER
Susan LINDAUER
2 months ago

The push for white guilt is backfiring significantly. I’m not your mother or your social worker. If you live a good life or waste your potential, that’s on you. Bemoaning mediocrity & failure damn black children with seriously low expectations and become immediately self fulfilling. Who deserves the blame for that??? Go ahead & post my name. I stand by every word I say.

Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
2 months ago
Reply to  Susan LINDAUER

Aye Susan ; white people have nothing to be ashamed about than any other race . World history details the suffering endured by white people over the ages . Despite their hardships they managed to build the greatest country in the world with the help of other races , including black people .

Original Anna
Original Anna
2 months ago

He probably realizes that because of what is going on in Africa he is lucky to be here right now even with the millions of illegals being moved into the states. Islam is moving Muslims into Christian countries using actually attacking villages and wiping out the people so Muslims can take over land. They aren’t even bothering any more to kidnap women for sex and children to build up their “armies” as the kids grow up being indoctrinated into hating their own people. They are now just killing every one who didn’t escape at the beginning of the attacks. This is genocide and the U.N. is doing nothing to stop this wiping out of Africans who for generations have lived where they are. Escaping to the country next to them is not working because there are so many Muslims that they are even moving into the country being escaped to. Blacks living in the U.S. aren’t yet being wiped out due to them being Christians but our govt is bringing in Muslims from countries and dropping them in our communities which hurts blacks for jobs, govt programs etc., and worse losing black neighborhoods to blacks as Muslims move in. There is a war against blacks in Africa and in this country and our govt is doing nothing about it, in fact, our govt is doing the war.

Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago

My family, both sides came from Europe after slavery. How in Gods name do I or my family owe reperations?

Anne Campbell
Anne Campbell
2 months ago

Yes, you are a leader who speaks truth, we need your voice heard to help others who are mislead by the mob. Amen

Ginny Rocco
Ginny Rocco
2 months ago

If I have to pay for reparations than I want a slave. My family came to America in the early 1918 and 1930 from Italy. NO reparations, this is stupid. There are no slaves alive today. Yes, slavery was wrong but ended 150yrs ago. Blacks have every rights whites today. They got there reparations when they robbed the stores during riots.

Lloyd Gene Beyl
Lloyd Gene Beyl
2 months ago

Reparations for people that suffered no pain or loss because you were not slaves.The people that deserve reparations is the soldiers families that were killed freeing the slaves!!!!!So they are the ones that deserve REPARATIONS!!!!!!!

Nancy
2 months ago

Good for you Hershel! I have always admired you. God bless you for standing up for how you feel & belief! ???

Janet F Wheeler
Janet F Wheeler
2 months ago

I have seen and heard him many times on TV. This man is a credit to insight and credibility. Perhaps the dems should “pay.” After all, they founded the KKK which were responsible for much lawlessness, especially to minorities.

James Curran
James Curran
2 months ago

My great great grandfather’s brother, who was a full blood Cherokee, was a scout and fought to free slaves… He died during the civil war to free slaves… He was killed before having any sons so that entire family branch was wiped out so are the blacks going to pay my family for the loss of one of our own who died freeing them? What about the tens of thousands of others who died freeing them? Are the blacks going to compensate us?.. Here’s the only repreations acceptable, put those who demand it on a boat back to the ivory coast so they can reclaim their ancestral lands…

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

He was one of the greatest to every play the game and he ALWAYS gave the credit to GOD for his talents.

Lars
Lars
2 months ago

As a mixed race, part African-American, I think everyone who wants reparations should be given it. If people cause someone harm, like damage their car, the one causing damage should repair that damage.

Legally, there are two way to accomplish this, one is to give them money to pay a body shop to do the repairs or if we have the necessary skills, we can take the path of “specific performance,” that is, repair the damage ourselves to restore their car to its pre-damaged condition, nothing more, nothing less.

But with reparations how can we calculate in dollars what the correct amount should be? In that case we are left with the remedy of restoring their situation to what it would have been if the wrong had never been done to them through “specific performance.”

Those wishing to have their living situation restored to what it would have been if their African ancestors had never been captured by other African tribes and sold to slave traders, should have their wishes granted. They should be transported back to Africa to the location where their ancestors resided before being sold into slavery. Then they can live their lives as close as possible to what they would have experienced in their native homeland, resplendent with all its advantages of economic opportunity, advanced healthcare, political stability, etc.

I’m not sure how we could do something like “specific performance” for ethnic Tutsi tribal members of whom about 800,000 people were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists in just 100 days in 1994. Perhaps they just get a pass on that part. Perhaps the same would apply to all others who avoided such atrocities by having the advantage of being somewhere else when really bad things happen.

I for one won’t accept reparations, I realize I enjoy far too many advantages being here. When my ancestors came to America, they were fleeing the oppression of rival tribes that would starve them by taking their food or just outright kill them on the spot. No, this experience, though imperfect in many ways, is far better than it would have been had they stayed. I probably would never have been born.

Last edited 2 months ago by Lars
Robyn
Robyn
2 months ago

Why should you be forced to pay for REPARATIONS for something that you never had a hand in owning SLAVES! I’m the second generation born in the United States! My family members came to the United States in 1910! What about the BLACKS that sold their own people into SLAVERY? You never hear anything about that at all! THEIR OWN PEOPLE SOLD BLACKS INTO SLAVERY WHAT ABOUT THAT FACT?
What about the Vice TRICK her Grandmother owned SLAVES! If this happens you don’t get that everyone is on the same step!
REPARATIONS IS SO WRONG IN SO MANY WAYS!

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
2 months ago

Why should I pay reparations? ALL of my ancestors came to this country AFTER the Civil War except for the Amish on my great grandmothers side. NONE owned slaves. The Amish were part of the Underground Railroad who helped free the slaves. Isn’t welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing, medicaid, “war on poverty”, and all the other handout programs enough? Pay all that back and then you can start trying to explain how I owe you.

elloyd-tunt
2 months ago

“The bill is reportedly sponsored by Texas Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who said that the Black Lives Matter protests last year featured “signs in support of HR 40,” adding that now is the right time to create a commission…”
Any bill sponsored by ‘She-Jack’ should get no further than the next morning’s bird cage liner, as this gerrymandered, head in the trough, self-serving holdover from the last century is only a fraction less of a national joke than the former taco stand barista turned congressional representative hailing from New York’s 14th Congressional District. Note to Rep. Jackson Lee(D-TX); let the reparations’ gambit go and just keep fleecing your diehard constituents for additional ‘campaign contributions’. One additional note; why not explain to the people how and why an estimated seventy-percent(70%) of BLM contributions are funneled directly to the DNC? Crickets………….

R Dowty
R Dowty
2 months ago

This reparations is NUTS! My white great grandfather fought for slavery to end and died in Civil war ! Reparations for all! ?

Dale
Dale
2 months ago

Always loved this guy:) Great football player and a wonderful person

UnPCd1
UnPCd1
2 months ago

How about reparations to the rest of American that paid for their education when they encouraged each other to not learn… Look at some of their ignorant leaders especially in the teacher Unions. Their speech is so grammatically incorrect, they are all self procaimee victims but rather than addressing issues really keeping them down THESE unions and teachers blame the tests for the children not learning. Atlanta had the nerve to erase state or national tests so their childrens failuyre wasnt as obvious. CHitcago teachers unions went after their never let a crises go to waste obamaite Mayor, and now has oldJo by his shriveled nuts keeping schools closed.

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
2 months ago

He is the opposite of what BLM stands for. They want to subvert of country but Herschel wants to bring our country together. He should be applauded.

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

Thank you Herschel, it is nice to hear someone with common sense.

Shira Levin
Shira Levin
2 months ago

Good for Herschel Walker! I agree with him.