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, April 02, 2007

A Few More Views on the Freedmen Controversy

From the Lenape (Delaware) perspective, and from a Constitutional law perspective that indicates tribal sovereignty may be at risk if tribal identity is equated exclusively with race. And from a Cherokee citizen upset that other people view this transparently racist farce as, well, racist. And from Chief Smith, who is upset that media coverage of the fraudulent petition failed to tow the line of propaganda from his office and pro-Amendment forces. And from some of the disenfranchised, who dissect the Administration's pro-amendment propaganda. And finally, much more ominously, the BIA is now "reviewing" the matter...

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