It is the job of the American President to protect the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. It will be interesting to see how President Bush reacts now that one of the latter threats has taken action.
The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.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.
I know what you’re thinking: so what if a tiny little reservation spits in our eye and reneges on those treaties that they are bound to? But wait. This isn’t just a tiny little strip of land where people gamble, buy cheap liquor and cigarettes and illegal fireworks. We’re talking about a large chunk of the American frontier.
Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free — provided residents renounce their US citizenship, Means said.
Imagine a terrorist haven in the heartland of the United States. It can happen here. It’s happening now.
The treaties signed with the United States are merely “worthless words on worthless paper,” the Lakota freedom activists say on their website.
Disrespectful double-dealing savages. That’s what these Laotions are. If this rebellion is not quashed through diplomacy or force, and soon, other tribes are likely to follow. Should we just sit idly by while our birthright is snatched away by these turncoats?
What do you think? What should President Bush do? Do we seal off the territory, build a wall around it, deny access to our airspace surrounding the rebel territory and starve them out? Do we smoke the peace pipe with these treacherous folks and convince them of the folly of this action? Do we deliver them some special blankets to keep them warm? Or do we simply bomb them into submission?
A house divided against itself cannot stand. Neither can the secession of territories from the union. So what do we do?
Don’t be afraid to detail your solutions to this crisis since these renegade Indians don’t have access to the Internet in their teepees. They still communicate largely with smoke signals! Imagine that!