Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2012

Congress should:
  • ignore the excuse of "colonialism" as a cause of third-world poverty

African leaders, and many people on the left, blame Africa's problems on the evils of colonialism. They sometimes blame the violence on the borders colonialists created that ignored ethnicity. Many African nations have been independent for four decades. If colonial borders were a major problem, how come they haven't changed them? And, by the way, colonialism cannot explain Third World poverty. Some of today's richest countries are former colonies, such as: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Some of today's poorest countries were never colonies, such as: Ethiopia, Liberia, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.
The colonialism argument is simply a cover up for African dictators.

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