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Let me get one thing out of the way: I am against slavery. It seems like it was never a good idea. Of course, I have no experience with slavery since it has been outlawed since about a century before I was born.
Even though there is not any slavery here, Philadelphia City Council seems unnecessarily obsessed with it. They passed a bill that will require any business seeking a city contract to search their records and disclose whether their company ever profited from slavery.
Let’s see. City Council could not bring to a vote a bill to ban smoking in public places. City Council could not pass a new ethics bill at a time when the federal corruption trial brings embarrassing revelations every day that point out why we need a new ethics bill. Yet, City Council passed a slavery disclosure bill. Read More