Guilt translates to political capital. Indian lobbyists have leveraged that capital artfully over the years. We really have an impressive history of legislative victories for being one half of one percent of the population. Where do you think those victories came from? Even in the Lone Wolf case, horrible as it was, the least democratic branch, the Supreme Court, had to throw up that nonsense that they were doing it for our own good. I hasten to add that lots of them really believed that crap. That is, they did us great harm without meaning us harm. The treaties are written promises unkept and as such they are a source of political capital it is hard to overstate.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 02:33