Cherokee Nation Takes Up 1835 Promise To Send Delegate To Congress

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    In 1835, the Treaty of New Echota was ratified in the U.S. Senate, selling Cherokee land in Northern Georgia and providing the legal basis for one of this country's ugliest episodes, the Trail of Tears, in which the Cherokee Nation was forcibly marched to a reservation in Oklahoma. But read further into that treaty, Article Seven, and there's a provision that entitles the Cherokee Nation to a delegate in the House of Representatives, quote, "whenever Congress shall make provisions for the same" - unquote.

    Well, nearly two centuries later, the Cherokee principle chief, Chuck Hoskin, Jr., is calling on Congress to make good on this promise by seating a delegate. He has nominated Kimberly Teehee for the role. Teehee is the Cherokee vice president of governmental relations and served as senior policy adviser for Native American Affairs under President Obama. She was the first to hold that position. I spoke with Kimberly Teehee from Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation, and I asked her if she thinks this effort to get a seat in Congress will be successful.
    Cherokee Nation Takes Up 1835 Promise To Send Delegate To Congress

    That would be fantastic.
     
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    That would not break my heart, they sure waited a long time to do it. Smoke signals are slow. They gave them the chance to send a rep, not a vote. You see the Constitution determines the representatives not a treaty.
     
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    Good.
     
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    Cool.
    Although I dont see how they would be a legitimate member of the House without a constitutional amendment.
     
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    they won't be; they will be like Guam's, or Puerto Rico's delegates. I doubt it goes well for them; most tribal govts. are corrupt and simpletons. Anybody who thinks they're going to get some native version of Ghandi or Buddha should probably just kill themselves now. Most likely they just want to be allowed the 'freedom' to 'practice the old ways', like slavery and torturing people for fun.
     
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    I would hope nobody thinks there would be some native version of Ghandi. No, they aren't all corrupt and simpletons.
     
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    they're all in the casino biz now, and the casinos run their politics. They're just going there to lobby for more corruption, loosening the regs for rigging games, etc.
     
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    They are sovereign nations. There is a lot more going on then casinos.
     
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    They're welfare cases. Even with the casino scams their leaders manage to embezzle most of it.
     
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    I don't care
    what does it matter?
     
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