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  1. I can’t much top Walter Williams’ reaction (to which you gave only footnote inclusion) but…

    I had to laugh at the Senate disclaimer. It reads a natural and rational reaction to our current legal mindset. Is it too hard to foresee that somewhere within the vast morass of law school clinics would be a group of eager profs and students perusing such a document and wondering if they could somehow make a name (and a buck) off of it (ed. note: for the noblest of reasons, of course).

    Mr. Williams was right in describing the apology as “political theater”. Many Americans can correctly feel that as awful as slavery was (and is – even though it is no longer a European-descent practice), a broad sweeping apology is not called for. In particular, there are those families who can point to ancestors who lost their lives in the Civil War so steadfastly fought under the leadership of our first Republican Administration.

    The Apology was issued by an overwhelmingly Democratic Senate still in the throes of its Obama crush. You want to question its sincerity, I have no reason to try and talk you out of it. I’m questioning just about everything this Reid-led Senate does.