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View Poll Results: If you thought of illegal Mexicans as Native-American Indians does it change your opinion of their r
Yes 1 1.89%
No 50 94.34%
Somewhat 2 3.77%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Don't forget the articulated carved masks used in ceremonies and celebrations (I'm a big fan of them).
Those too. You could almost decorate a kitschy "Polynesian" restaurant with NW Indian artifacts, and your customers would never know the difference....should we blame it on Walt Disney?...
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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Mac, Kele, AZBear- great points and thoughts - as always. I guess it's sometimes better to read posts before one posts himself. (I repped who I could)
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Mac, Kele, AZBear- great points and thoughts - as always. I guess it's sometimes better to read posts before one posts himself. (I repped who I could)
Thank you, sir
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Mac, Kele, AZBear- great points and thoughts - as always. I guess it's sometimes better to read posts before one posts himself. (I repped who I could)
Always good to hear feedback...thanks !!!
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Mac, Kele, AZBear- great points and thoughts - as always. I guess it's sometimes better to read posts before one posts himself. (I repped who I could)
Thank you for your kind words.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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How about the Lakota Sioux? They were the true Johnny-Come-Latelys to the modern day U.S. The Lakota people, who belong to the larger group Oceti Sakowin, meaning 'the seven places of the fire', migrated to the northern Plains in the 1700's from the woods of Minnesota. They are thought to have been a part of one of several Athapascan migrations from modern day Canada to the U.S. Their lives here encompassed barely 150 years before European contact.

Should they be repatriated to Canada, along with all tribes who were here as a result of the Athapascan migrations?

The entire notion is absurd.

La Raza doesn't view it as absurd because it's their way of saying American whites, blacks, and others have no right to our country. Even if your ancestors were here from the very beginning and helped build this nation in some way or another, it's the way for Mexicans coming straight out of Mexico to insist they have more rights to be here, and that they have some racial right to break American laws. It's their way of saying "what's ours is ours, and what's yours is ours". They can justify maintaining their own country's immigration laws while insisting that they have no obligation to follow ours, and yet people from non-Hispanic countries wanting to immigrate are not to be given the same right to do so as Mexicans and Central Americans.

It's racism plain and simple to insist that having some Mayan or Aztec ancestry gives you special rights that no one else has. These are the Klan with a tan.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Native to this continent is NOT the same as native to this NATION. Are you suggesting that we give citizenship to all the 'natives' that hail from Canada, as well?

There arent' that many native in canada their population is quite small. also, canada does not have many hispanic, because they fear it would help many First nation in canada to move forward
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Not in the least. They are citizens of the country of Mexico, regardless of their ethnic roots. They have NO RIGHT to come here, same for the illegal Irish!
That perhaps makes them native to the current territory of Mexico, not to the territory of the United States!!! Plus many Mexicans have part European ancestry anyway.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If you thought that most of the illegals from Mexico were Native Americans, would that change your opinion of their rights to be here?


I can tell you right now, if you crossed the Rio Grande 300 years ago, you got scalped!

How is that?

No, even Indian tribes had borders.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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If you thought that most of the illegals from Mexico were Native Americans, would that change your opinion of their rights to be here?
Irrelevant. American Indians gained US citizenship in 1924. American Indian reservations are direct, integral components of the US federal union. Mexico is not.
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