It’s a simple concept: the NAACP would like the Georgia legislature to issue an apology for its role in slavery. The Virginia legislature did just that not too long ago. While one might argue that the NAACP is taking the wrong approach in trying to get a resolution through this late in the legislative session, it’s hard to argue with the basic idea – especially since it would cost the people of Georgia absolutely nothing.
Enter House Speaker Glenn Richardson, a Republican from Hiram. He’s against the concept altogether. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Richardson says hey, we weren’t alive back then, so why should we apologize? Uh, because it’s the right thing to do, maybe?