Top social conservative Bryan Fischer is outraged that "President Obama wants to give the entire land mass of the United States of America back to the Indians. He wants Indian tribes to be our new overlords."
Fischer, who also wants to get rid of the "curse" that is the grizzly bear, writes on his blog: "President Obama likes the 'U.N. Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.' He says it can 'help reaffirm the principles that should guide our future.'" Fischer points to Article 26, which says that "Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired," and "states shall give legal recognition and protection to these lands, territories and resources."
I see no reason why the president, after he leaves office, can't submit himself to the authority of any Indian tribe he wants to. Perhaps he figures that, as an adopted Crow Indian, he will be the new chief over this revived Indian empire.
But for the other 312 million of us, I think we'll settle for our constitutional "We the people" form of government, thank you very much.
I, for one, welcome our new "Indian Tribe" overlords.
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