A former NFL player lit into Democrats who are demanding that white people owe black people reparations, and it was incredible.
Burgess Owens, who is black, blasted Democrats as he spoke in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on Wednesday.
He praised America’s Judeo-Christian values that have “allowed every generation to become better than the last,” and he said, “that has not ended; that has not stopped.”
But he said minority kids are now being told differently. And then he tore into the Democratic Party for doing so.
"I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race."
He rebuked Democrats for embracing socialism, which he said brings misery, and talked about how racist Karl Marx, the father of socialism, was. He said Democrats are following his lead in rewriting history, and it’s hurting inner-city communities.
Owens repeated a Wall Street Journal column he recently wrote explaining that his great-great-grandfather was brought to America as a slave. After he escaped with the help of white and Mexican Americans, he was able to live the American dream — just as Owens himself has. He said his black family has been given “hope, opportunity, and freedom” in America, but Democrats have tried to take that away.
He explained that before Democrats took a stranglehold on the black community, black people were increasing in wealth and in the strength of their families, despite discrimination. But after Democrats took charge, the black community started to slide downhill in its prosperity and commitment to marriage.
“I do not believe in reparation,” he also said. “What reparation does is it points to a certain race, a certain color, and points to them as evil, and it points to the other race — my race — as beggars.”
And then he turned it completely around on the Democrats.
"I do believe in restitution,” he declared. “Let’s point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40 percent of our black babies, 20 million of them."
He also added that in Democrat-controlled states like California, the black community is in a crisis, “where 75 percent of our black boys cannot pass standard reading and writing tests. So yes, let’s pay restitution.”
“How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race?”
“And every white American, Republican or Democrat, that feels guilty because of your white skin, you should need to pony up also,” he added. “That way we can get past this reparation and recognize that this country has given us greatness."
“Let’s not steal [the American dream] from our kids by telling them they can’t do it.”
Watch that incredible speech below: