This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hell is Freezing Over

The sound you are hearing outdoors today is not just the weather, but the sound of Hell freezing over. The Associated Press reports that the Virginia General Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery. Oddly enough, the Washington Post is covering this as "other news" from Richmond. I find that amazing.

Virginia is the proper venue for this action. While slavery experts can point too federal culpability in slavery and establishing the slave society, and the later tragedy of Jim Crow, the federal expiation for the sin of slavery came about through the shedding of blood in the Civil War.

Reparations advocates should savor this moment, even though it is tempting to ask for more.

For more on this topic, see my DC home page.


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