MORALITY: a particular system of values and principles of conduct, especially one held by a specified person or society.
The Obama Administration and the George W. Bush administration that preceded him, both seemed to suffer from "SPINELESS MORALITY" Their Bureau of Indian Affairs turn a blind eye to civil rights violations by native American tribes at every opportunity. Will the Donald Trump administration be just as guilty?
Obama was okay with tribes cutting 25% of their membership, but are going bullistic over perceived civil rights violations such as requiring ID to vote ( a 15th amendment right), while having no problems requiring ID to purchase weapons (a second amendment right).
The spineless Tribal Leaders call on "sovereignty rights" to allow tribes to violate 1st, 14th, 15th and ex post facto laws. A law has no meaning unless it was rendered with morality, ethics, heart, and equity at its foundation. (h/t C.Sunray)
As Abraham Lincoln said: "No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong!" Yet our BIA, our representatives and our executive branch are allowing just that.
Attorney Dennis Chappabitty argued that not only does the BIA have a fiduciary duty to protect Pala disenrollees from a corrupt government. THEY HAVE THE RIGHT to do so because Pala has a federally approved constitution. Where is the Senate Committee on Indian affairs? The last 3 committee chairs, Barrasso, Cantwell and now Hoeven haven't even held a hearing!
We wrote about Temecula excusing the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians "moral dance" here
When is it WRONG to abuse your own people and then wield sovereignty like a club to beat the weak? How many more than the 11,000 that have been harmed so far need to be hurt?