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We’re All Indians Now.

 

Why Are we All Indians Now?
Because Elizabeth Warren says so.

Elizabeth Warren took some type of DNA Heritage Test… and now…

Thanks to Ms. Warren I know I’m ENTITLED to go to the front of the line… being considered a person of color and all.

I officially have a “Say Anything I Want” card because I’m a minority… white guy.

Here’s the skinny, My Great-Grandfather was Cherokee. Actually Cherokee. Not “I think so..” high cheekboned Cherokee.  He was the Real Deal.

Given Ms. Warren’s official determination that she is no more and almost certainly actually less, Native American than the average American I’m practically a Chief.  Shoot, if her evidence of “I’m Qualified for Special Status” Native American Heritage is the bar I’m not only going to belly up and have a drink I’m going to expect BIA to start sending me checks directly. I’m also going to forfeit my identifying as a Female Octogenarian Royal and the subsequent demand I will be addressed as “Your Majesty” for a Crying Italian “Indian” on Horseback with the updated demand I will be addressed as “Chief”.

Frankly, I’m not sure what she is thinking but we should be hearing from the Tribes any moment… because if this is all it takes to be considered Native America, the age of Sovereign Nations is OVER.  Elizabeth Warren is the new Small Pox covered Blanket.  We’re ALL Indian Now!

If she was smart she would have kept these results secret… but then again if she were smart she would not be a Socialist.

Either Way…

I always need more Fire Water, So Get Those Checks Coming!  Chop-Chop!  (I’m also 1/1064 Asian.)

UPDATE…

As if on Cue.

A Response from the Cherokee Nation link HERE.

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Minority Rights!

One Must believe in Minority Rights!

There is no greater responsibility we all have than to protect the Minority…

If you agree with me then you Must also find yourself on the side of protecting the Individual, as it is he who is the Ultimate Minority.

This understanding means there cannot be special rights for Religious Groups, Racial Groups, Age Groups or Groups based on Gender.

It means that all Men are created equal.

It means all Crime is Hate Crime.

It means all men must have the same Inalienable Natural Right to Freedom and Liberty before the law.

It means that a person’s station in life does not afford them special consideration.

It means men cannot elevate themselves above the laws others must abide by.

It means anyone who opposes the Protection of Individual Liberty and Freedom is a Bigot.

It means the Only Rights are Individual Rights.

Only a perversion of the word Minority could mean anything else.

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I’m Smart. I’m Special. I’m Saved.

Why would anyone be opposed to making their own choices in life?

Because making decisions for yourself is lonely… and it leaves you with no one else to blame should something go wrong.

For years I’ve wondered what the resistance was to Free Markets. Once a person has taken the time to understand what voluntary exchange and free-market capitalism really is, how can they not like it? How can an individual not appreciate the power over their own lives and freedom to choose what’s right for them?

Because, while it makes you feel powerful… it doesn’t make you feel powerful enough.

Seems counter-intuitive, I know.

But, if everyone is expected to take care of themselves then what role is left for those who feel they should be making decisions for you?

In other words, if we all take responsibility for ourselves, what work is left for those who want to do the “telling”?  What would “The Deciders” do?

First you must understand who the people are that want to do the “telling” and who are the people who want to be “told”.

These are the same two groups who support the goal of “collective’ rights.

The First group is made up primarily of those people who believe they are smarter than you in every way.

They associate their self-proclaimed omnipotent intelligence to being highly specialized.  They could be a doctor, lawyer or politician. You can even find them working at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

They are found to associate intelligence to geography, such as living in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Vermont, the other side of the railroad tracks, river, etc.

Bear in mind, it does not mean they make particularly good decisions when it comes to their own lives… but that is not a requirement to their self-assigned superiority.

The Second group is a product of our public education system, more or less.

They have been told they are special. In fact they have been taught that there is nothing more important in life than being special, Over and over and over…   And, when you’re “special” you shouldn’t have to do anything.  You should have stuff given to you.  Thus, these people gladly accept what they are “entitled” to.  As long as those who do the “telling” repeat endlessly how wonderful they are, while also giving them other people’s money in the form of government “entitlements”, they will remain placated… and vote accordingly.

So it is not difficult to see how a system of trade and government that does not make them feel this way is so repulsive to them.  It’s easy to see how people like me are a turn off.  Anyone who genuinely promotes self-sufficiency and personal responsibility will find no friends in either group.  While Capitalism gives you supreme power over yourself, your power is small when looking at the world as a whole.  While I would argue this is as it should be… it can be incredibly frightening to many when they realize the Universe doesn’t necessarily need them.

True Capitalism would make the First group feel unimportant… and at the same time depress the Second group.

Unimportant and Depressed…  it sounds like something most of us deal with very early in our lives once we figure out the Universe does not revolve around us.  This should be the healthy maturation process of our species…  yet… we are all contributing tax dollars to keep the paradigm of parent and child alive after the age of majority.

But just when you though it was easy to understand… There is a subgroup which also exists.

A number of people try to be both, and will neglect all aspects of taking care of themselves in order to “help” others so they can feel special.  This behavior is a uniquely destructive phenomenon.  The irony is they have now made themselves a burden on everyone else, thus helping no-one.  This fact misses them entirely.  So much so that if you present them with this truth they will adopt a blank stare.  The rational escapes these folks… helping one person at the expense of two others is not a winning formula.  This group can be the most dangerous… much like a drowning man.  Reason will always escape them.

All three groups genuinely feel we should be Forced to “help” each other… but never Forced to “help” ourselves.

These are the people who subscribe to the Communal theory of government, dividing all of us into permanent classes of the helpers and the helped.

I believe they adopt this point of view, and vote accordingly, because it’s easier than accepting the alternative outlined above.  But there is also a Sinister type of Self-Interest at work.

The First group achieves the Power over others they so crave, the Second Group achieves nothing, but they’re paid for it. The Third group achieves what they believe is Salvation… which, in their minds, elevates them above all others.

(In the end, looking at all of these groups, what is the difference between them and the relationship of the Drug Dealer and the Drug Addicted?  The dynamics are similar in ways we should all find disturbing.)

For the rest of us, all we can do is keep doing our best to meet our needs at our own expense.  We must continue to thrive while trying to drag the above groups along with us into the light of self-reliance.  We must Restore the Stigma that used to be associated with taking other people’s money from the government.  We must be Loud in our disdain.  What choice do we have?

At the same time, we must always resist The Deciders efforts to drag us down into their Social Utopian world of Dependency and Entitlement.

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An Inside Look at what’s Wrong with DC Republicans

I rarely do this, but this struck me as needing a full repost.
It’s from Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle. If you don’t visit Breitbart on a regular basis you are missing an extremely valuable resource.

Senator Thad Cochran is the poster child for Establishment Republicans.  He is facing a serious run-off challenge by Chris McDaniel in Mississippi.  It’s worth noting that Cochran did not want to run, but was talked into it by Establishment Republicans when it became evident that a “TEA Party Type” would most likely take the seat if he didn’t.

This would, on the heels of the Cantor Primary Loss to Dave Brat, be another very big win for TEA Party Sentiment.

The link to this article is at the bottom.

The Bold Italics is mine as it deserves additional focus…

GOP Senators Scurry from NRSC HQ After McConnell’s ‘All In’ for Thad Cochran Fundraiser

by Matthew Boyle 11 Jun 2014, 11:44 AM PDT 283

A dozen or so senior GOP senators gathered with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters to raise funds for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) on Tuesday evening.

Noteably, none of them seemed too proud of it, based on how quickly they scurried away from the building—some outright declining to offer even a simple word of praise for Cochran—when asked why they were there.

The fundraiser—a last dash from the GOP establishment and McConnell, who is “all in” to save Cochran from his conservative primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel—occurred just hours before conservative Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary for his Virginia House seat, delivering the biggest-ever blow the Tea Party has delivered to a sitting GOP incumbent.

Senators who gathered to offer financial support for Cochran included Cochran’s Mississippi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and McConnell (R-KY).

Cochran himself didn’t even show up for the fundraiser.

A Republican staffer told Breitbart News the mood inside the room—in which both Wicker and McConnell spoke—was somber. There was “a lot of looking at shoes,” the staffer said, and “a lot of people anxious to get out the door.” When Wicker and McConnell spoke, the staffer said, “what they didn’t say was stunning.”

“Thad’s name was only mentioned once,” the staffer said, and there was “no talk of what he had done, or what he would do… The silence was deafening.”

Around 6:20 p.m., a different fundraiser attendee walked outside to sarcastically inform another who was just arriving: “You’re missing all the great speechifying in there.”

NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring hasn’t responded to a request for comment about what happened at the fundraiser.

The GOP senators seemed to be perfunctorily performing their duties of allegiance to McConnell rather than actually putting their name on the embattled Cochran’s struggling re-election campaign.

Murkowski, for instance—a senator who faced her own Tea Party defeat in 2010 at the hands of Joe Miller but ran as an independent and kept her seat—outright declined to comment on why she’s financially supporting Cochran. “I’m getting to the airport right now to pick up my nephew who’s ten years old,” Murkowski said, when asked by Breitbart News for a quote on why she’s helping Cochran, while she hustled down the Second Street sidewalk.

Thune, a member of Senate GOP leadership as the GOP conference chairman, also declined a quote when asked by Breitbart News outside the NRSC building why he’s supporting Cochran. “Well, we’re late to the next event, so thanks,” Thune said as he hopped into the front seat of a black car.

Portman, who hurried down the sidewalk away from the NRSC building when he left the fundraiser at around 6:40 p.m., with a camouflage baseball hat pulled low making it difficult to see his face, told Breitbart News he is supporting Cochran because he’s an incumbent.

“I am [supporting Cochran],” Portman said while hustling up Second Street Northeast toward a car that was set to pick up himself and a staffer. “I’m the vice chair of the NRSC. We are supporting all our incumbents, including Sen. Cochran.”

When asked if he agrees with Cochran’s claim that McDaniel is an “extremist” who would be “dangerous” if elected, Portman demurred. “I didn’t see what he said, so I don’t want to comment on it,” Portman said. “But Thad’s a friend and he’s a colleague and he’s a good conservative and he’s been great for Mississippi.”

While Shelby got away before this reporter could ask him why he’s supporting Cochran, he could be overheard telling another fundraiser attendee as he walked out the door: “I told them I delivered my money for him.” It’s unclear what the context of that statement was.

Ayotte similarly got away before this reporter got to her, but another fundraiser attendee mentioned how she had her own campaign event later Tuesday evening, and she shrugged back jokingly with a smile on the NRSC’s front steps: “Here to support Thad!”

When Alexander, who faces a similar primary challenge from Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr, was asked why he’s supporting Cochran, he told Breitbart News as he hopped in a car outside the NRSC building: “Because he’s one of the finest senators we have in the United States Senate.”

Barrasso, who barrelled toward a car with a faster-than-normal gait on his way outside, said he’s supporting Cochran “because he’s an outstanding conservative senator and voice for the people of his home state.”

And when this reporter walked up to approach Corker as he was leaving the building, he got a cell phone call, then walked down Second Street away from the Capitol to hop in a gray SUV that met him there.

Finally, Drew Brandewie from Senator John Cornyn’s office furnished a quote from the Senator for this story: “Senator Cochran has been a tireless advocate for the people of Mississippi who has voted to oppose, defund, or repeal Obamacare over 100 times.”

The McConnell fundraiser email invitation—which the Minority Leader signed—was much more enthusiastic in its support for Cochran than any of the GOP senators who showed up. “Our friend Thad is in a battle in the coming weeks that will have a very real impact on our fight for the Majority. You have helped all of us in the past, and we need your help for him now,” the email read, according to Politico. “It is critical that he has financial resources now, and we are going to make sure he has them.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/11/GOP-Senators-Scurry-From-NRSC-HQ-After-McConnell-s-All-In-For-Thad-Cochran-Fundraiser