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Thursday, December 27, 2007


File this one in the Wishful Thinking category. The Lakota Nation (check out the above to see how big they are) have seceded from the United States of America. Here's a quote from a December 20, 2007 article at detailing the Lakota secession from the USA ( ):

The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

"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," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

Pretty crazy, huh? I'm not anti-American in the least, but gee, do I wish the American government would practice what it preaches. So, in my mind, this should have happened a long time ago.

Sadly, this isn't the first time this has happened ( ) so, I expect this story will simply fade into the aether in time, assuming the press doesn't cover it. Which would be typical. They don't like to broadcast this kind of extreme.

Still, I think it's interesting and, to a certain degree, appropriate. The US Government has acted inappropriately toward the indigenous population of the Americas (and, some could argue, the rest of the world, too) since 1776.
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