Burgess Owens, former Oakland Raider and Democrat-turned-Republican, was invited to the House hearing today on slavery and reparations and gave Democrats a schooling they desperately needed to hear:
Watch the video to get his full remarks, but the part at the end really stuck with me.
After gently mocking ‘who’ should pay reparations (Democrats and Republican consumed with white guilt), Burgess said:
“…That way we can get past reparations and recognize that this country has given us greatness. Look at this panel. It doesn’t matter how we think; it doesn’t matter our color. We have become successful in this country like no other because of this great opportunity to live the American dream. Let’s not steal that from our kids by telling them they can’t do it.
I love this. It fills me with joy to hear Owens say this because we all know it’s true.
Democrats want so heavily to focus on the negativity of the past that children today must be hearing that they can’t do it, that they need government to help them because this country isn’t made for them because of the color of their skin. But it’s just not true and I’m glad Burgess made it plain enough for them to understand.