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January 1, Cori Bush Faces Backlash for Independence Day Reparations Call



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Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush encountered significant backlash after using Independence Day as an opportunity to demand reparations for black Americans.

According to Bush, the authors of the Declaration of Independence were “enslavers” who “didn’t recognize black individuals as human.”

“Today is a great day to demand Reparations Now,” she tweeted.

However, this stance was met with widespread criticism, predominantly from conservatives who took issue with her interpretation of history and her call for reparations.

Ian Miles Cheong, a writer, retorted, questioning whether Bush felt that the Civil War, in which countless white individuals perished, hadn’t already paid for the historic misdeeds of slavery.

Jeremy Redfern, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s press secretary, responded to Bush’s contentious tweet by warning that she might need reparations for the backlash she had incited.

Further criticism came from Chris Loesch, who accused Bush of misunderstanding the founders’ beliefs and efforts, and suggested she learn from the likes of Frederick Douglass, who honored and revered the framers of the Constitution.

Political strategist Ryan Girdusky cautioned Bush against attempting to dismantle a system she could never replicate, stating, “People like Cori Bush could never build anything as great as what she’s trying to destroy.”

Noteworthy responses came from attorney and columnist Kurt Schlichter who dismissed Bush’s claims calling her a “buffoonette,” while political commentator Varad Mehta labeled her tweet an “absolute pile of rancid filth.”

Libby Emmons, editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial, provided a historical perspective.

She reminded Bush and her followers that of the 56 signers of the Declaration, only 11 were involved in enslaving others, while others, such as Adams and Franklin, were abolitionists.

Jefferson, known for his controversial slaveholding, had even included a clause in the original draft of the Declaration that advocated for abolishing slavery, but it was removed to appease the colonies supporting the practice.

Bottom Line

Bush’s divisive Independence Day tweet reflects a broader conversation in America regarding the nature and cost of historical atonement.

However, as the backlash to her comments suggests, the path to reconciliation remains complex and fraught with contention.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.




  1. Ruth

    July 7, 2023 at 6:37 am

    I would be ashamed to take money as a black person it’s demeaning and makes us look like we can’t take care of ourselves and when the money is gone then what are we going to yell racism towards white Americans again these democrats don’t care what color anyone is they are just trying to buy your vote and you will let them buy you cheap it’s time to come together as Americans and stop the racism and democrats


      July 7, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      Blacks would still be in Africa enjoying the good life were it not for their own tribesman and the muslim slave traders.

      “The Arab slave trade was the practice of slavery in the Arab world, mainly in Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Southeast Africa and Europe.[1]This barter occurred chiefly between the medieval era and the early 20th century. The trade was conducted through slave markets in these areas, with the slaves captured mostly from Africa’s interior.[2]”
      “Traditional African rulers whose ancestors collaborated with Europeanand Arab slave traders should follow Britain and the United States by publicly saying sorry, according to human rights organizations.
      The Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria has written to tribal chiefs saying: “We cannot continue to blame the white men, as Africans, particularly the traditional rulers, are not blameless.”

  2. Richard Stokes

    July 7, 2023 at 7:07 am

    My history books tell me that I would have been called “po white trash”. Not even worth the value of a slave. I don’t know anyone personally that ever owned a slave, nor do I know anyone that was a slave. You, Cori Bush, are privileged enough to be in public office, while I am still struggling to keep my head above water as a working class citizen. I work hard for the little that I have,and will continue to do so knowing that I am where I am because of me. I would assume that is the same for everyone. I would love to be rich and famous, and I’ll keep pushing for that, but I am humble enough to know that no one owes me anything!

  3. Luis

    July 7, 2023 at 7:21 am

    As long as we allow that low self respecting persons reach a position a power our country will keep going downhill. Thay have nothing positive to offer anyone except for themselves.

  4. 3Xe1ioaiNITxtqNW5CaZEzpxpY4ggtEQJVxO4x0v98I=

    July 7, 2023 at 9:14 am

    it’s ignorant people like bush that don’t know what they are talking about make the other people look bad,
    and many of us NEVER owned a slave and if a slave still alive they would be 150 years old,
    ask the biden family how many slaves they had
    and many of you would NEVER last as a slave for you have to WORK

  5. Michael McTiernan

    July 7, 2023 at 9:17 am

    I was just wondering how it is that only the Blacks are crying for reparations. It is a fact that the Irish were enslaved long before the Blacks were. Not only were the blacks enslaved, but the original slave traders themselves were blacks. You want reparations, get it from those that started this to begin with. Those who are the real persons responsible.

    • Linn Wing

      July 7, 2023 at 12:04 pm

      And let’s not forget the Scots as they were enslaved right along with the Irish by the Brits as they were cheaper labor than the Blacks.

  6. The Rebel

    July 7, 2023 at 9:31 am

    When I attended school, history books were not published by Dell Comics. For the most part they were printed with accurate historical facts. They told how the African kings sold their own people to the Spanish who in turn sold them to southern plantation owners, both white and black owners. The books also explained that some whites were slaves who worked along side black slaves and all were treated alike. Interesting how history is now being modified and changed to hide American history so that NO ONE is offended and we now have further DUMBING of America !

    BTW, Cora Bush is a prime example of true racism and set her people back 250 years !!!!!

  7. michael roe

    July 7, 2023 at 9:41 am

    It seem to me we should deduct the billions of tax dollars we have given them in welfare, college admission costs and anything else we have spent in trying to elevate the black population. Reparations should reflect that. I think we would have a refund coming. Did Cori Bush get a free education.

  8. Tom

    July 7, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I do not agree with Bush or this article. Many white people died in the civil war, this is true. What is also true is that approximately half of those white people were pro-slavery and half were anti-slavery. Bush wants cash awards but this would be complicated as 1) Somehow you would have to prove you are a slavery descendant, and county tax records is about all you have, no blood tests back then. And then there is the issue that many white people in the Union back then and today were anti-slavery and many white people now are descendants from WWI immigration, Mexican immigration, etc. Why should they have to pay anything.

    Now lets talk about what is sensible. Reparations are about 100 years of discriminatory practices starting after the civil war and going to at least 1975. We should all be willing to commit to reversing institutional racism in lending practices, educational opportunities, small business opportunities, etc. NAACP could publish a list of qualified black contractors and businesses that white people can support. All Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Corrie Bush, AOC, and others can change their rhetoric to promote racial harmony and diversity opportunities. Any black person who had land, homes, confiscated should have it returned or compensated through tax breaks and education and health benefits, or, return of the property. There is a lot we can do to help black people and racial harmony which would save trillions of dollars in cost in other areas such as prisons, policing, etc. But we will never realize any of this if we do not change the rhetoric from give me reparations to give me fairness, equity, and opportunity.

    I recently as three days ago tried to hire a young black man to do a painting job for me. He had a nice truck, nice job trailer, and he was well spoken and polite. We talked and I took his phone number. I texted him and gave him my address to come give me an estimate. I still have not heard from him, nor have I received a text from him. So how can I as a white man help him if I cannot get him to respond! Last year my brother who is well to do tried sharing ideas and helping an assembly of black people discussing business opportunities and what the black community needed. When he was called upon to share his thoughts on how he could help, he was told to shut up and sit down, there were people in that assembly that did not want to hear what white people had to say. So how is he as a white man supposed to help them?

    These leaders have got to change the rhetoric if they expect any change to occur. But then, they will not get the black votes they get now. They are benefiting off of this situation!

  9. carol mckinney

    July 7, 2023 at 9:49 am

    I never owned any slaves we were poor whites My original descendent was an indentured servant I don’t owe anyone anything

  10. john

    July 7, 2023 at 10:10 am

    My people came to the United States in the early 1900’s so I’m fairly sure that they had nothing to do with the slavery issue. How will those that clammer for reparations work that out? Guilty by pigmentation?
    After all the lives loss of Northern boys fighting to free slaves, I have never heard a comment of gratitude from any quarter. It’s almost as if they gave their lives for nothing.

  11. Political prisoner

    July 7, 2023 at 11:06 am

    My family never owned slaves. Perhaps hers did, like OWEbama and Mike’s did. They should pay out of their own pockets.

    • Nate

      July 7, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      This is crap that Democrats support and bring up for election purposes, once their votes have been won through bribery and fake promises, the reparation gig will go back on the shelf for the next election time! These people believe they are going to get something for their vote, then again after again, it gets put back on the shelf to be used the next election cycle! People are coersed into believing a kinds of shit for votes! It’s also true with Biden’s plan to pay off college debt!

  12. Nate

    July 7, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Slavery was declared “Legal Practice’ in The 16th Century. African tribes sold their own people for medicine, food, supplies for a better life. Slavery must be delt with at it’s source! It begins with African Slave Traders who gathered slaves from many different tribes in exchange for goods that would make their lives better. Yes, there were many separated from families, but this was the system all tribes had agreed upon for survival of their tribe!
    My ancestors were inslaved by Phorohs of Egypt to build those damn Pyramids until Moses came along and freed us all!

  13. Terry

    July 7, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    I was 14 years old when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by REPUBLICANs. I have seen the results of this. At the time most black families had a Father and Mother. He worked, just like white fathers, and she took care of the home, like white mothers. When this law made it harder to NOT hire blacks, the black families started to rise in income. It was slow BUT it was happening. This country was doing rather well until Barack Husain Obama was elected and he turned the whole country upside down. It has gone the other way now.
    When I hear politicians like her calling for reparation’s I see the industrious black man still working and the lazy black man setting back continuing to living on welfare. With no incentive to work things will not get better for the black community.

  14. LJ

    July 7, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    This was more than 150 years ago. No one alive now was ever a slave. Sick of hearing this whine. Get over it.

  15. Jerry C.

    July 7, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    If it were ever justifiable to make us pay reparations to anyone for things done by people long dead to the descendants of others long dead, the descendants of African slaves would be behind the Native Americans in line. Perhaps, once we’ve paid them a couple of trillion dollars for doing to them that which was considered legal & just at the time, we can then – and only then – revisit the the notion of stealing money from those living now to pay to people who would not even exist today were it not for people doing that which was legal and morally acceptable for the entire existence of humanity until opinions began to change in the 19th Century. You cannot change history and you cannot view it through the eyes of the present. What was right was right until it was wrong and no one owes anyone anything for people from the past doing what was right at the time.

  16. Stephen l Riggs

    July 7, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Cori Bush has forgotten that reparations have already been paid at the end of the Civil war all former slaves were given 40 acres of land and a mule taken from the slave owners. The people of today deserve nothing!

  17. jerry1944

    July 7, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    I have never figured why they hate those that bought them and not the ones that captured them and sold them Have sked but they charged the question to would you like to have been sold into slavery . Yet they still dont care fur the ones that bought them and saved there lives Very strange rase But i have know many whites from the old days that had it just as hard making a livin Share cropping was not easy any time But it most comes from the old folks talking about how hard they had itand its the whites that did it to them Yep strange race

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