Town officials vote to use marijuana tax for slavery reparations program

Town officials vote to use marijuana tax for slavery reparations program
Former slaves, ca. 1920 (Image: Library of Congress)

[Ed. – Give that town an ‘O’ for originality.]

Liberals are beginning to capitalize on what has long been a conservative principle, that being that all government should be local.

Just last week the town of Brookline, Mass., just outside of Boston, voted to allow 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections and is seeking approval from the state An Illinois town is also implementing its own reparations program for black residents.

The race-based program intended to address lingering institutional effects of slavery and discrimination is to be funded by sales tax from legal weed, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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The Democrat-led Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state in May, and the law goes into effect on Jan, 1, 2020. Liberals in the town of Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, then voted to appropriate tax money from marijuana sales to “invest” in a dwindling black population.

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