Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Feeeeelings! Nothing More Than Feeeeelings!

From the Massachusetts Department of Feel-Good, Do-Nothing Legislation:

A background check for companies doing business with the state would reach back almost 400 years under a bill pending on Beacon Hill that would require corporations to detail historical connections to slavery.

I'm surprised no one in that socialistic workers' paradise has proposed yet a similar bill to require multi-generational background checks on firearms license applications.

"Sorry, sir, our computer records indicate your great-grandfather's third cousin from his second marriage was once suspected of stealing eggs from his neighbor's chicken coop. No charges were ever filed, but, nonetheless, we're going to have to deny your application."

OK, I'll shut up now before I give them any more ideas.

The measure would force companies to submit an affidavit describing what -- if any -- role they played in the slave trade. It would require details about the treatment of slaves, profits earned from the trade of human beings, and a record of the names of anyone the company may have owned.

The proposal was spearheaded by state Representative Byron Rushing, a Boston Democrat, and is scheduled to be debated at a hearing before the Administration and Regulatory Oversight committee this afternoon at the State House. It has drawn the support of 10 cosponsors in the House, including Representative Ruth B. Balser, a Democrat from Newton.

I guess since they've finally solved all the real problems facing the Commonwealth (violent crime, illegal immigration, homelessness, poverty, teen pregnancy, population loss, etc.), it only makes sense now to take up important matters such as this.

"It really is about creating a historical record and remembering," Balser said today in a telephone interview. "We shouldn’t whitewash our history. We should recognize and acknowledge crimes committed against humanity."

No, it's about taking more money from the people and using it to fund useless, politically-correct initiatives, that serve no real purpose other than making people feel all noble and self-righteous, while creating yet another governmental expenditure, which will be used further down the road as justification for raising people's taxes.

Gee, I miss that place.


The legislation would not require companies to pay restitution for any profits reaped from the slave trade.


I'd give it less than two years for that amendment to be filed. That's how these intrusive little parasites operate - one seemingly innocuous step at a time.

On a more humorous note, check out the URL for that story.