trail of tears
Political leaders mostly say nothing when the president demeans indigenous people.
From slavery to the Trail of Tears to Japanese internment, this is what America has always done.
"We survived Andrew Jackson," said one citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
I believe this so-called "honoring," taking "pride" in, and "respecting" Native Americans by the cultural descendants of those who engaged in land theft, forced evacuations and slaughter strikes me as justification for further misappropriation of cultural symbols.
Two years later, Jackson challenged Charles Dickinson to a duel after Dickinson called Jackson's wife, Rachel, a bigamist
It is tempting to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's recent judgment about President Barack Obama's love of country as a sign that America's Mayor will say almost anything to get back in the spotlight. We should not give Giuliani and his unapologetic lack of respect for a sitting president more attention than they deserve.
You have sought to make an example of Bradley Manning with categorical condemnation and harsh punishment. You seem not to grasp that he has indeed become an example -- an inspiring example of stellar courage and idealism