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U.S. Out of North America!
20 Jul 2002
Modified: 27 Jul 2002
Is the "election" of pResident Bush and his criminal regime a blessing in disguise?
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Is the "election" of pResident Bush and his criminal regime a blessing in disguise?
Occasionally "our" Congress begins to do the right thing. Especially when "our" President is so lousy that Americans get off our lazy asses and become motivated to be participatory CITIZENS.

I've been reiterating since the 1992 "election" of Clinton that such a pseudo-liberal (global totalitarian) President is worse than a "conservative" President because "progressive" PR / bullshit leads gullible citizens into believing that "our" government is improving, while behind the scenes, it's getting worse.

Agreeing with Ralph Nader, I understand it makes little or no difference whether a Democratic puppet or a Republican puppet is "elected" (selected) - except that the blatantly criminal Bush-Cheney regime motivates ACTIVE citizenry more than a cleverly criminal Gore-Lieberman regime would have done.

So, the "election" of pResident Bush and his criminal regime is actually a blessing in disguise. Citizens - and even "our" bribed and blackmailed Congress - are BEGINNING to awaken and take action against white-collar corporate-government crime.

Here's a recent example, showing how "our" government - pressured by citizens - is beginning to take some positive steps to honor the First Nations - who should be recognized as fully independent nations, not subjects of the corporate U.S. government and the Federal Reserve Bank.

A small step toward justice is better than nothing. But we must ALWAYS be vigilant of criminals who presume to govern OVER citizens.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kimberly Teehee (202) 225-3611

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES DALE E. KILDEE AND J.D. HAYWORTH, CO-CHAIRS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN CAUCUS, ANNOUNCE THAT THE HOUSE VOTED TODAY TO STRIKE TWO ANTI-INDIAN PROVISIONS IN THE FY 2003 INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Today, U.S. Representatives Kildee (D-MI) and Hayworth (R-AZ), Co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, led the fight today in a bi-partisan manner to persuade Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to accept two
amendments that strike anti-Indian provisions from the FY 2003 Interior Appropriations bill. The House voted to adopt the amendments striking the offensive language.

Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), Democratic Senior Member of the House Resources Committee, offered one amendment with Representatives Kildee and Hayworth cosponsoring the proposal. The Rahall/Kildee/Hayworth amendment strikes
language in the funding bill that would have limited the federal government's accountability to American Indians by restricting an historical accounting of Indian trust funds from the period of 1985 to 2000. This language would presume
that Indian trust fund records before 1985 were correct. House members voted to approve the amendment by a vote of 281 - 144.

The second amendment sponsored by Representatives J.D. Hayworth and Kildee strikes provisions that would have established a Commission to examine Native American policy. Funding for the Commission would have come from the Bureau of Indian Affairs--Operation of Indian programs which funds welfare assistance payments, housing improvements, roads, education, tribal courts, law enforcement and other programs that improve the quality of life and economic potential of Indian reservations. The Hayworth/Kildee amendment passed the House by a vote of 273 - 151.

Of the victories, Representative Kildee said, "the vote today protected Indian trust funds for which the U.S. government has a moral and legal responsibility to manage. In addition, the House was able to show the Indian tribes today that another federal study would not be imposed upon them that would have taken money away from their real needs like education, housing, roads, law enforcement and
tribal courts."

Representative Hayworth said of the votes today, "the bipartisan message to Washington on behalf of Indian Country was strong and clear: put 'trust' back in Native American trust funds by making a full accounting, and honor tribal sovereignty on gaming issues. I couldn't be more pleased on behalf of our tribal nations with the overwhelming votes of support today."

Of the Native American Caucus, Representative Kildee said, "I'm happy that since I founded the bipartisan Caucus five years ago, we've not lost a single pro-Indian vote." The Vice-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus,
Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Dave Camp (R-MI), also spoke in favor of adoption of the amendments.

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Uncle Sam loves the Injuns now?
27 Jul 2002
Uncle Sam loves the Injuns now? Yuh, like right.
Just beware if He tries to throw in any blankets as a "good will" measure. He's the same He as He ever was.