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Letter to the Editor: GOP’s genocidal policies at work

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Along with the 2016 presidential election, after its August Congressional recess, hearings will resume with this notorious Republican agenda: 1. Abrogate all treaties signed between the United States government and all 566 federally recognized tribes; 2. Dissolve all established reservation boundary lines; 3. Begin the plunder of the vast natural resources that lie under our feet (water, uranium, coal, gas, oil. etc.).

After the mass killings of millions of Indigenous peoples the U.S. government and military placed us on the “Bad Lands” dubbed “reservations” in the hope that its genocidal policies would wipe us off the face of the earth, however, we stood our grounds and refused to surrender.

What the U.S. military could not do back then, the Republican Party is going to try and finish off if it is successful in ousting Democrats in the upcoming national election.

The GOP, in its usual deceptive practices, says this is in line with putting “national interests” first ending U.S. invasions and dependency on other countries energy resources although “Manifest Destiny” has always been their objective.

And when Lady Liberty and Lady Justice were given White House and Congressional approval to marry, the flood gates of distraction were opened so the public—especially “Native Americans”—would not notice the diabolical actions presently being undertaken at the national level.

This is not a “business proposal” like a sham marriage designed to “make all Americans one”—but more like the manipulation of the judicial system with perjury being the practice that has set precedent for everything that will follow.

After being reduced to 24, the Navajo Nation Council and the Office of the President and Vice-President has left the Republican agenda out of every meeting with the end result being these lies force-fed to the Navajo people and American public.

Appearance is not always the Truth for even Satan can appear as the “Angel of Light”. Perjury is now allowed to be entered into the record so as to set the GOP national agenda and if their attorneys have their way (absent ours) in Congress and the court of law, we must take the fight to them in defense of our homelands and for our future generations.

After the Treaty of 1868 was signed (under duress and extremely brutal conditions imposed upon our ancestors in captivity) we see the mindset of Carlisle Barracks founder Capt. Richard H. Pratt—who’s personal motto was “kill the Indian and save the man”—being the same as those who would harm our children by killing the Navajo in them.

Consider: The Declaration of Independence states in its obvious characterization of Native peoples: “He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.”

Anything goes at this point in United States history and karma is not going to be a wonderful thing for all Indigenous peoples if we don’t act now.

Mervyn Tilden

Gallup, New Mexico