October 27, 2006

Tribes = casinos, again

Tribes "most often formed to promote casino development"

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Specious and fiduciary arguments all, but composed as all propaganda must be. Supply one truth, and call it the truth, and the implication becomes that all statements following also are true. Enh, enh, I'm sorry but Beulah The Buzzer says he's wrong.
What the writer conventiently leaves out is that heretofore, historically, Natives had no say in government decisions, local or state or Federal, that affected them and thus they also had no recourse. The writer appears to wish a return to those shining days of yesteryear.
As well, he makes no mention at all that whole catalogs of Federal and state regulations exist for Natives that affect no one else at all. Natives even have their own overseeing branch of the Federal Government that affects no one else at all.
That they now are considered 'Nations' and sovereign therefore, only means that they are safegaurded against 'double jeopardy' local and state regulations that duplicate the effects of existing Federal regulations.
And most astonishing of all, writerfella was amazed to learn that his Kiowa Tribe was formed to promote casino development. Let me go through the buffalo robes of Kiowa history and I'll look for that chapter and verse. He should be warned: I charge by the robe.
All Best
Russ Bates