Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Are you suggesting Native Americans (including Caucasian supporters of indigenous rights) struggling for sovereignty have NOT served in every branch of the U.S. military? Think again Kyle.

As for your repeated "most veterans" comments. Remember, the majority can be oppressive and intolerant.

> At one time in history, the majority of the US population favored racial discrimination.
> At one time in history, the majority supported laws that denied women the right to vote.
> At one time in history, the majority defended the institution of slavery.

A simple perusal of this short list of U.S. injustices should convince you that "most" is not always right.
Oh no. I believe that Native Americans have served in every branch of the US Military. I heard they did some great work in WWII using their native language for secret codes which the enemy could not crack. I agree that "most" is not always right. But are these Native American veterans now struggling for sovereignty? What does that mean? Sovereignty for who, what, and where?

I consider myself to be a Caucasian supporter of indigenous rights. I believe they have the right to be full-fledged American citizens with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof.

If only you had the ability to recognize the blatant bigotry gushing from that very statement. frown

FYI:
Native American per populace enlistment rate is almost the highest of all other races and is in fact the highest for female enlistees.

They didn't just "do some great work in WWII" as you put it. For over 200 years they have been among (if not in fact) the most dedicated and sacrificing of any peoples to have served in the US military... EVER.
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