This is my new thread to put Scott Brown in his place, because he sure as Hell does not belong in the U.S. Senate. I welcome everyones comment positive and negative. This first post is to call Brown out on his racist campaign. If Elizabeth Warren did not put that she was Native American to gain preference why would she put that designation? Perhaps she was doing a shout out to a group of people who she believes she is part of and identifies with. Scott Brown would not understand this. One might think he would has he has been victimized himself. Rather than being an advocate for victims of similar crimes he won't even name his attacker who could very well be abusing someone else right now. Brown wants to put his difficult times behind him and live life to the fullest now. Just as after he does the hard work of getting elected he will put the people of Massachusetts behind him and go back to his dinners with the fat cats and Carl Roves of Washington. Scott Brown and the right wing political machine needs to keep his racist hate campaign out of Massachusetts. Same on Massachusetts if we give into the hate and fear that Scott Brown and the like spread like a disease across our beautiful country. These people do not belong in political life. I have include the text from a page on the Trail of Tears. Don't think for a moment Scott Brown would not have been someone advocating for the removal of the Cherokee. Trail of Tears- the Cherokee Indians The Trail of Tears- The Cherokee Ignoring a Supreme Court decision reversing the Indian Removal Act, President Andrew Jackson ordered the removal of the Cherokee Indians from their homelands in the Southeast. White settlers had discovered gold on Indian land and wanted to freely mine it. The Cherokee were rounded up in 1838 and taken to holding pens, which had been used for livestock. They were then forced by soldiers, most on foot, to march hundreds of miles to Indian Territory (now northeastern Oklahoma), to a reservation. Ethnologist James Mooney later interviewed survivors and White soldiers and wrote about the Trail of Tears, as it was described to him. Trail of Tears- The Cherokee Experience Soldiers told Mooney of being ordered to surround each Cherokee home and take them by surprise. Cherokee families were eating dinner in their warm cabins in the Cherokee Nation (Southeast), when soldiers appeared at their door holding rifles with bayonets fixed and pointed at the men, and the women and children who wearing crying. They were driven by the soldiers along a trail to animal holding pens within a stockade. Some of the Cherokee men who had still been working in the fields were seized and taken directly to holding pens. As soon as the Cherokees had been driven from their homes, White settlers came along and looted the homes and stole the livestock. Conditions in the holding pens were crowded, had no roofs for shelter, and light rains had soon turned the manure filled ground into a muddy, smelly, disease-ridden environment. Infants and children were the first to become sick. Many died. Soldiers were then ordered to begin the long march towards the reservation in Indian Territory hundreds of miles away. When removed from their homes, the Cherokee were not allowed to take anything with them. Soldiers had to provide was little food and warm clothing was available for the march. As they marched along, a cold and fierce winter began to set in. The Cherokee people died at an alarming rate, especially women and children. It is estimated that close to 8,000 died. The Cherokee call this bitter road where so many died, Trail of Tears.