[excerpt: “I Have A Dream” MLK, Jr. Saturday, August 28, 1963]
“In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a CHECK. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a PROMISSORY NOTE to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was A PROMISE that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this PROMISSORY NOTE insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.
Instead of honoring THIS SACRED OBLIGATION, America has given the Negro people a BAD CHECK which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
But we refuse to believe that THE BANK OF JUSTICE is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.
So we have come to CASH THIS CHECK — A CHECK that will give us upon demand THE RICHES OF FREEDOM AND THE SECURITY OF JUSTICE.”
Whether for or against it, most Americans misunderstand and understandably think that reparations is material based, such as; monetary, or lands-property, i.e., “40 acres and a mule”, tax exemptions, free education, including many other similar entitlements, which causes much undue confusion.
Reparations is a highly special, super power citizenship contract of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY established within the US Constitution, being under the direct federal jurisdiction of the US Presidency to make us “happy…as is enjoyed by white citizens” according to Section 1, of the 1866 Civil Rights Act and the Declaration of Independence;
Therefore reparations, is the Promissory Note proclaimed by the late, Rev.-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in “I Have A Dream”; See speech.
The Promissory Note is the 1866 Civil Rights Act, the Progenitor of the 14th Amendment, thereby being the National, Birth and Identity Right solely and exclusively authorized to chattel slave descendants, Freemen, et al.
Nevertheless, for those of us who do believe, regardless of what reparations is or isn’t, upon there are two primary reasons for our belief.
We as chattel slave descendants recognize, real and/or perceived, that if the cry for “Reparations” is not answered with results that rectifies their unique, non-willing immigrant, experience, then we as a people are doomed to utter destruction which will also be the fate of this Union republic’s American Dream quest as well.
Ironically, the cry of “Reparation” is rising from the within the “slave quarters” of the Democratic Party itself, the very entity that holds American, Black US citizens, descendants of the chattel slaves on the plantations of political captivity.