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Should the U.S. Give Mount Rushmore Back to the Sioux? The U.N. Thinks So
For centuries, Native Americans have been on the receiving end of some of the worst atrocities committed on U.S. soil, driven from their homes and isolated on impoverished reservations. How can the U.S. government begin to repair the damage done to Native American communities, and compensate in some small way for the injuries done to them?
Well, giving back Mount Rushmore would be a start.
That’s among several suggestions made by United Nations special rapporteur James Anaya, who will formally recommend the U.S. restore land previously owned by various tribes — including the Black Hills of South Dakota, home of the famous national monument.
The granite promontory, carved with 60-ft high visages of four U.S. presidents, sits on a site considered sacred by the Sioux. . . . Read Complete Report
“Right. As soon as you give us back our New York Harbor waterfront highrise.” . . .
And, did you miss the “laughable” Obama Conspiracy making the rounds?
Seems he’s way ahead of the U.N. Of course, I personally do not believe that Native Americans are dumb enough to take over the mess the politicos have gotten us into.. . EDITOR
The New “Birtherism”: Obama Ceding America back to Native Americans
It started in the fevered imagination on the way-out fringes of the Right, with Director of Issues Analysis for the Christian conservative group the American Family Association Bryan Fischer. “President Obama, he said, “wants to give the entire land mass of the United States of America back to the Indians. He wants Indian tribes to be our new overlords.” That as a result of Obama announcing that the U.S. would support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. In addition, during the campaign, Obama was made an honorary member of the Crow Tribe.
Since nothing is too fringie or too crazy for the Right, so here it comes. . . . Read Complete Post