Skip to main content

View Diary: Indians 101: Genocide (41 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  This is a classic states' rights issue (13+ / 0-)

    Many states, particularly those dominated by Republicans, don't feel that they have to follow federal laws. While both the Constitution and the Supreme Court rulings have made it clear that reservations are not under state jurisdiction, many state officials simply ignore this. Keep in mind that we live in an era in which the local sheriff often feels the power to determine which federal laws are unconstitutional and which are to be ignored. Indian rights, voting rights, the gun issue seem to have some connections.

    •  Democratic states can be just as bad (5+ / 0-)

      Sometimes I think the governors of NY (past/present) make a game of trying to break treaties!

      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:02:33 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Any Successful Pushback? (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Ojibwa, Fiona West
      Keep in mind that we live in an era in which the local sheriff often feels the power to determine which federal laws are unconstitutional and which are to be ignored.
      Have any tribes had any success in pushing back on this? (Thinking of a possible precedent.)

      Is the BIA complicit?

      "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

      by paz3 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:48:57 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (154)
  • Community (72)
  • Baltimore (68)
  • Bernie Sanders (49)
  • Civil Rights (38)
  • Freddie Gray (38)
  • Elections (28)
  • Hillary Clinton (27)
  • Culture (24)
  • Racism (23)
  • Education (21)
  • Labor (21)
  • Economy (19)
  • Rescued (19)
  • Law (19)
  • Media (19)
  • 2016 (16)
  • Science (16)
  • Politics (15)
  • Environment (15)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site