Kansas City Mayor Q & Council Approve Slavery Reparations Commish

Today is history. 

A smallish American city dares to address the sins of Western Civilization and not only offers an apology but also considers financial restitution. 

This might be what it felt like to live In Detroit in the late 1970s before everyone gave up on that formerly triumphant American metropolis as crime, corruption and ultimately bankruptcy destroyed what was once the greatest living example of capitalism, ingenuity and commerce the world had witnessed.

Shenzhen, China is now the global leader in technology, manufacturing and business. 

Meanwhile, we could call modern-day Detroit, Michigan an experiment in "urban farming" but the reality is that the forest is slowly taking back the city.

Back to life in our cowtown . . .

It seems that few people or politicos REALLY understand the implications of enacting slavery reparations derived from revenue generated by Kansas City taxpayers. 

A humble thesis we'd like to offer now and expand upon later . . .

Passing slavery reparations at the local level will doom Kansas City to an exodus greater or equal to the white flight we witnessed in the aftermath of the Civil Rights movement. 

Public policy has very real consequences and this politically charged taxation predicated on racial demographics will have untold consequences.  

As always, to be fair . . .

We share a quote from from proponents of this legislation. 

Here's what Mayor Quinton Lucas had to say about the upcoming commission . . .

"We will have good, open, difficult but necessary discussion about how we can make sure we're making amends for concerns dating, perhaps, back to the founding of this city as the town of Kansas up through the present day. And now we can make this a better city for everyone who lives within it."

The vote to move forward with the commission was nearly unanimous. 

Of those attending today's legislative session, Northland council member Heather Hall offered the only "no" vote.

Developing . . .