The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, September 11, 2006

Right For the Wrong Reasons

Chief Smith is absolutely right that the sovereign Cherokee Nation should not have to bow and scrape to the BIA for permission to amend its own constitution. He is absolutely wrong in using this argument as a way to force out the Freedmen from the tribe, by making it impossible for them to prove they meet the racist, white-created criteria of having "Indian blood."

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