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June 14, 2005

Senate apologizes for lynchings

From Knight Ridder:

The U.S. Senate apologized Monday for never having outlawed lynching, which between 1880 and 1960 took the lives of more than 4,700 people, most of them blacks.

"This (lynching) is really an act of domestic terrorism, and I think it's quite appropriate today that we're discussing this as our country leads the fight against terrorism abroad," said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., one of two sponsors of the apology resolution, along with Sen. George Allen, R-Va. The resolution passed by voice vote without objection.

Let me see if I understand this...the same group that puts every Conservative Black or Hispanic nominee through a group, rectal exam...the same group that drags out any fruitcake in the person's past who wants to make whatever wild, unsubstantiated claim they can invent, against them...the same group that stalls and filibusters to kill most of the nominations...wants to apologize for not doing enough 40 years ago to stop lynching?!? How about they stop doing it now.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 14, 2005 06:56 AM

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