Will the Lakota Indians Suffer the Same Fate as the Confederacy?
On the 147th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession from the union, the Lakota Indian tribe formally withdrew from all treaties made with the United States to form their own nation.
Indian rights activist Russell Means said:
“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us.”
Mr. Means further stated that:
“if you were to renounce your US Citizenship, you would be living there tax free.”
The article further claims that the United States has not upheld their end on 33 signed treaties.
Most of the articles I have read concerning the new secessionist movement believe that our federal government has over reached its powers. They believe that we should go back to the original framework of the constitution and start from scratch.
I am reminded of President Lincoln’s logic to enter the Civil War. Do you remember? It was to “Preserve the Union”. This leads me to wonder how President Bush will react to the actions of the Lakota Indian Tribe. Here are a few questions I have regarding the US reaction:
- With this secession, should we expect to see the annihilation of the Lakota Indian Tribe?
- Do the Lakota Indians have the capability to defend themselves from the US Military?
- Will the government recognize there secession and accept the loss of land and tax money?
It is my understanding that secession is still constitutional based on the 10th ammendment of the Constitution. I guess this will provide the growing secessionist movement a sight into the complications they may face if and when they make there move to secede.
Compliments to FoxNews for the quotes.