December 20, 2007

Worthless Words on Worthless Paper

I initially had a tough time with this news item that I found at the The Raw Story, wondering if it was real news or if The Raw Story was a satire magazine, quite like the immensely hilarious and creative The Onion.
The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday. Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. The new country would issue its own passports and driving licenses, and living there would be tax-free -- provided residents renounce their US citizenship. The treaties signed with the United States are merely "worthless words on worthless paper," the Lakota freedom activists say on their website. The treaties have been "repeatedly violated in order to steal our culture, our land and our ability to maintain our way of life," the reborn freedom movement says. - via BB
Well...turns out, this is for real.
Sitting Bull's tribe declares independence -
Lakota withdraw from treaties, declare independence from US – USA Today

Many other traditional news outlets also carried this story today!

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