Showing posts with label indian affairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label indian affairs. Show all posts

The Pope’s 3 Biggest Hypocrisies While In America

by Joshua Krauss.         For a man who is supposed to represent the highest virtues of Christianity, Pope Francis sure has habit of racking up hypocrisies on a regular basis. However, it’s surprising how many of these hypocrisies were spawned in just the past few days. In fact, they’ve been mounting since the moment he embarked on his trip to North     ... MORE

PC Police Could Be On WarPath Against Redskins

by Guardian Web. Washington’s NFL team could face a battle to retain its ‘Redskins’ trademark after lawyers for Native Americans objecting to the name said last week’s supreme court ruling on license plates in Texas boosted their case. The ruling found that the state of Texas was not required to issue specialty license plates featuring the      ... MORE

John Stossel: Mankiller Money?

PC money.     A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year's end, based on "input from the public." In one survey of the "public," the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, placed fourth. I understand the wish to counter    ... MORE

Feds Spend $450K To Help Indians With Climate Change

Taxpayers scalped, weather or not.         The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to spend up to $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to teach Native American tribes in the Great Basin region ”climate adaptation plans” for their hunting, fishing and gathering activities. “Due to climate change, the natural landscapes are becoming       ... MORE

L. Brent Bozell: Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

Scalping free speech.    Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against "redface," championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry. The thought   ... MORE

Fay Voshell: We're All Redskins Now

Time to go on the warpath.     Conservatives should be disabused of any notion that the recent revocation of the Redskins’ trademark by the US Patent Office had anything at all to do with the disparagement of Native Americans, real or perceived. On the contrary, the exercise in political correctness is not about aggrieved Native Americans.   ... MORE

EPA Overrides Congress, Gives Town To Indian Tribes

by Michael Bastasch. Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state      ... MORE

‘Held Hostage By The Tyranny Of Political Correctness’

RGIII speaks out.     Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the “tyranny of political correctness” he believes is holding American culture “hostage.” “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” the NFL player wrote on his official Twitter account.        ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Whose Welfare?

Theories about culture trump welfare of humans.    If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children. The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian ... MORE

John Stossel: Government Creates Poverty

The U.S. government has "helped" no group more than it has "helped" the American Indians. It stuns me when President Obama appears before Indian groups and says things like, "Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans." Ignored? Are you kidding me? They should be so lucky. The government has made most Indian tribes wards of the state. Government manages their land, provides their  ... MORE