The Local Crank

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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."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Conscientious Objector

A Navajo medicine man, from an exceedingly rare group known as hand tremblers, is seeking conscientious objector status from the Marine Corps.

UPDATE: The Commandant of the Marine Corps has reversed an earlier decision and granted conscientious objector status to Navajo medicine man Ronnie Tallman. Good on the Marines!

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