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  •  Here's the tissue box. :) (0+ / 0-)

    Fiona West's comment in Aji's wonderful diary the other day gets all due credit for reminding me about the signing of the Tribal law and Order Act. Lisa's bravery, her advocacy, the President stepping up to be with her as she struggled to speak, just tore the heart.

    I want to start, obviously, by thanking Lisa for her introduction and having the courage to share her story with all of us today.  It’s for every survivor like Lisa who has never gotten their day in court, and for every family that feels like justice is beyond reach, and for every tribal community struggling to keep its people safe, that I’ll be signing the Tribal Law and Order Act into law today.

         And in doing so, I intend to send a clear message that all of our people -- whether they live in our biggest cities or our most remote reservations -- have the right to feel safe in their own communities, and to raise their children in peace, and enjoy the fullest protection of our laws.

    Hope you're going to have a warm, peaceful, weekend.


    If corporations are people, then I want to see some birth certificates and talk to their parents.

    by Onomastic on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:21:43 AM PST

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