Well stated! Interestingly, the source of our people's oppression flows back to the "sovereign Vatican City" rooted deeply in ethno-religious-centric paradigms. In other words, christian law or basically U.S. and International law. It is ironic that a people that celebrate independence ignores the true founding principles of their "freedom," the underpinnings of oppression of the indigenous people or "sovereigns" of this land. In a recent report on the valuation of land holdings in the "state of New York," the Vatican or the "holy church's" corporate balance sheet is estimated at $2.8 billion. Now, isn't that ironic? Imagine the remaining modern day valuation of land holdings of all christian churches resting upon the indigenous people's land that were acquired through the Christian Doctrine of Discovery construct. I can imagine a day when Jefferson's words we be revitalized by the Native Nations being oppressed by the christian state/church government. It will be a time of extreme irony because it will be a time, as Newcomb wrote: "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands [ideas of domestic dependant nations, plenary power, trust/trustee, indian, reservation, indian title, federally or church recognized, etc...] which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation [Native Nation Freedom & Independence]".
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 13:41