The U.S. Constitution mandates that only Congress shall have the power to "regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes." The PACT Act and now the STOP Act are efforts by the states and Big Tobacco to give that power to the states so they can tax (steal) revenue that rightfully belong to Tribes, who use that revenue for the same purposes as the states. In Nebraska, Big Tobacco (Altrea Group) has been writing actual legislation for the state to sign into law, that would give them the power to tax Tribal commerce within the state. All Tribes and every U.S. citizen should not allow the states nor Congress to trample on, not only Tribal Sovereignty, but our U.S. Constitution. Tribes better be writing to their U.S. Senators and representatives to call a halt to their efforts to destroy our economies that we have worked so hard to build. In one stroke of the pen, it could be over for us. If they are successful at this, it will be the beginning of the end for Tribal Sovereignty. Spread the word and get involved. This will put us all on the welfare lines. None of us want that. We want to work, we do not want handouts.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 18:57