Skip to comments.Does this mean that progressives now support nullification?
Posted on 01/25/2014 5:47:06 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica
How many of you missed this story? EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes
Here's the first paragraph:
Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials.
But here's how I read it:
Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, nullifying a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials.
Its not that progressives oppose nullification. What progressives oppose is nullification which originates from the states. This story explains how the EPA has expanded its power, and centralized power is the modus operandi for these people. The more centralized, the more the voters have nothing to say about it, the better. It's in their history.
Apparently there is more than one way to dismantle a constitutional republic when you wield the full weight and power of an out of control government.
Again, another case of unelected federal bureaucrats, in the operation of their offices, stepping over The Constitutional States’ Rights, and thereby, in their actions, nullifying the 10th Amendment.
This is how the Czar of Russia got the Jewish folks to move out. He confiscated the town!
I suggest this, with the acknowldegement of knowing not that much about that little town.
“The U.S. Government has openly divorced you from The United States, and effectively voided all of your electable representation, and legal representation in Congress, and placed you as ‘sub-wards’ to the Indians, who are wards themselves. Why not, as heart-breaking as it might be, vacate, and destroy the town, in an act of nullification of anything that it’s new owners, ‘the Injuns’, might reap from it.”
I have been on Wind River Reservation, and it is a most peculiar place. Composed of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes, the locality is highly polarized, as the Shoshone and Arapahoe are deadly enemies long before the area was colonized by Americans of northern European descent, and the two tribes were forced into the one reservation. There is a broad belt of “no man’s land” between the two tribes, which have never ceased the underlying hostility.
Much of the arable land is leased out to grazing and some crop cultivation, mostly to non-Indians, but there are some portions that are just about the most marginal in the West, the area being very nearly a desert, which is why irrigation is of vital importance there. But the tribes continue to remain deadlocked on any issues of economic development, with a large faction of traditionalists resistant to ANY development, and whatever development is permitted, the fruits are disputed by the separate tribal councils.
So the town of Riverton is being forced back into the reservation, but almost all the population of town are non-Indian, so they become unwelcome “guests”.
Oh, nothing could POSSIBLY go wrong here.
Regardless of political party, the congresspeople of this state should go absolutely ballistic over this. I believe many congressmen have forgotten that they are representatives to the federal government, not part of it.
ping for later
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When the government declares you an Indian, open a casino!
Trying to hold “progressives” to any sort of rationality is like expecting sociopaths to keep their promises.
It is a waste of time and effort, though it deserves to be pointed out to the unaware.
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The EPA’s ruling has about as much force as me declaring the easter third of Nebraska is now part of Iowa. I’d like to see them try to enforce it.
EDITORIAL: Wyoming town taken over by an Indian tribe
Land grab orchestrated by the EPA
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Residents of Riverton, a quiet town of 11,000 in Wyoming, were shocked to wake up one recent morning to learn they were now Indians. Sort of. Their town had been taken over by an Indian tribe without a bullet or arrow being fired. This hasnt happened since Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, having put the torch to the South, arrived to take on the Nez Perce. Yet no battles took place last month. The Environmental Protection Agency simply approved an application by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes to declare the newly expanded tribal region henceforth be treated as a state.