Akaka Amendment Dead

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    Good thing, would have put the native Hawaiians at the same point as Native Americans, we know how well that has worked out:


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    Bill Frist is an idiot. But he's right. This bill was nothing but trouble.
     
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    :beer: I wouldn't vote for him for dog catcher.
     
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    Akaka knew it didn't stand a snowball's chance in hell... but he's got a constituency to listen to.


    As a side note, the Republicans sure are throwing around the word "assimilation" a lot these past few months. Why do I think that we're going to see a lot of Trekkies voting Dem in the near future? :)
     
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    This Trekkie certainly won't be voting Dem in the near future.

    ;)
     
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    I don't know. Ethnic self-determination may well be the future of The Country Formerly Known as America.

    In Iraq, now that Saddam has fallen, the land is falling to its natural state: Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. Some have proposed that Iraq be broken into three states, accordingly. Absent that, the sectarian violence will either not stop or require brutal measures to put down.

    The U.S. isn't so different. Once 90 percent white, it's now flooded with a massive group of Hispanics who demand that their race, culture and Spanish language be given reign. Some blacks seek their own nation. Some whites seek theirs.

    Why not? It may not solve all problems, but it at least buries the lie that all human beings are interchangeable. Way I see it, keeping up the multiracial lie is far more costly than acknowledging how things really are. Maybe giving Hawaiians some autonomy isn't such a bad idea.
     

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