Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Great Communicator of Virginia

Ha ha:

A resolution to have Virginia apologize for slavery will encounter some opposition in the House of Delegates this month, according to legislators.


How far do these calls for apologies go, wondered Hargrove, a member of the House Rules Committee that could take up McEachin’s resolution as early as Wednesday.

“Are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?” Hargrove wondered. “Nobody living today had anything to do with it. It would be far more appropriate in my view to apologize to the Upper Mattaponi and the Pamunkey” Indians for the loss of their lands in eastern Virginia, he said.

And answering his valid, although poorly stated question:
A similar request for an apology to Virginia Indians is planned, [some Democrat] said
Another well-said statement from Hargrove:
“I personally think that our black citizens should get over it,” Hargrove said of slavery, which existed in Virginia from 1619 until the Civil War. “By golly, we’re living in 2007.”

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