Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why Those Who Have Been Denied Their Civil Rights By Pechanga, Redding, Enterprise, Picayune should Support Obama and The Congressional Black Caucus

Not to pick sides or try and influence how you may vote on November 4th, but a key advisor to Senator Obama just happens to be John Conyers, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Chairman Conyers and the Congressional Black Caucus hosted a panel discussion on the Cherokee Freedmen issue at their last conference in September 2008.
The Chairman supports the efforts on behalf of the Freedmen and played a role on getting hearings on the Freedmen issue scheduled for the next session of Congress (I will touch more on this in a later email).

His input, if Senator Obama is elected President, could lean towards selecting an Assistant Secretary who understands that civil rights for individual Indians are a key aspect of sovereignty. Rep. Barney Frank has already stood up for the Freedmen and will support those of us who have been denied Civil Rights. Maybe some hearings about those tribes that have wielded sovereignty like a club will ensue.

Additionally, Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the rich and that will affect those like Pechanga, who enriched themselves by destroying 300 of their tribesman. A small way to raise $20,000 from each of them.

Lastly, because it will be good for UNION! Card check will be passed and unions can take over tribal casinos with just a little strong arming of the future rank and file. But more importantly, unions will be able to use the dues to keep Democrats in office.


Anonymous said...

NOT Convinced that obama will be a friend of disenrolles. Socialism might hurt Pechanga, but think of the 300 million that it will hurt as well

Anonymous said...

Didn't Senator Obama not side with the congressional black caucuse's support of the Cherokee Freedmen?

My feeling on Obama is he is a good talker with little substance and he frankly doesn't have enough experience to be president at this time.

I know people say Governor Palin doesn't have experience either but we are not voting for vice president and if the republicans do get into the white house, then I hope she learns enough on the job so that if, God forbide, something happens to McCain.

Senator McCain is the man with the background be president at this time and while I know it isn't logical, I don't really trust Obama as he seems to be a man who goes where the wind blows and we need someone to lead, not bow to the whims of public opinion at every drop of the hat.

Anonymous said...

I believe Obama sided with the Cherokee. At least, he wanted the case to be played out in court before the congress stepped in.

Hey, more unions will be good for some industries and Indian Gaming will be unionized within months of Obama being sworn in.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the LA Times pursuing this story about Obama??