As a Native American I personally do not vote even though I am a Veteran (USMC-1972-78) for one simple reason. When I was born in 1952, an heir to the 1868 Medicine Lodge Creek Treaty (from my Maternal side and of the Comanche nation) I was born a "prisoner of War" by international legal standards. This same analogy would apply to all other Native American who were born after the 1885 passage of the "seven major crimes act"----the first piece of legislation that applied specifically to Native Americans who were heir to any treaty with the USA. That piece of legislation "abrogated all of the treaties" (as well as every other piece of legislation impacting Native Americans) which therefore rendered all of the treaties "null and void";. we are still at war with the USA (who by the way NEVER BRINGS TREATIES TO THOSE WHOM THEY CAN DEFEAT------) and those of us who served in the US Military earn our citizenship in the very same manner that many "foreign born individuals" do to this very day. As a minister of the Native American Church (with several other ordinations) I advise our young people that our ancestors were present in North Texas at least 15,000 years ago; WE are ancient people and the "Americans" are simply another stepping stone (if you will) in our evolution. Participating in their "elections" is a mockery of the sacrifices our ancestors made when fighting the foreign European Judean/Christian invasion; and indeed is joining our oppressors who never defeated our ancestors; they simply violated the treaties and their own constitution :ART. 6; "All Treaties are Supreme Law"."If the USA were any other criminal nation, the 'Americans' would invade the USA to keep the world safe; they would be justified"."Hang in their my people"----the world cannot possibly tolerate the USA much longer. We will be free again someday and look back on these terrible centuries as "POWs"-- and----learn from our mistakes; and continue our long and productive evolution.
This is a major step in a return to sanity.
Hope the Native American remember what a bigoted racist John McCain
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