Sunday, June 21, 2009
We The People
Native Americans Against Obama came about for two good reasons. The first reason covers Obama's total lack of knowledge concerning world issues as to how an American president should respond to a global issue. The second reason covers Obama not standing behind his word to meet with Native American leaders. Obama it seems also made it a point not to attend a meeting with the National Congress Of American Indians held in Reno Nevada during the primary.
Obama, during the democratic primary campaign, stated he supported Native American issues. Obama even stated he supported bringing about a national holiday that recognizes Native Americans, but to date Obama has not seen fit as a U.S. senator to add his name to the national Native American Holiday Bill, currently before the U.S. Senate.
Not only has Obama failed to support Native American Indian issues, Obama has not supported the Native Hawaiian Government Recognition Bill before the U.S. Senate during his first term in office as a U.S. Senator. Obama should be front-and-center of this issue as he proudly claims Hawaii as his home state.
S.310: U.S. Senate Native Hawaiian Government Recognition Bill:
Title: A bill to express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.
Obama failed to address "Real" Native American issues during the Democratic Primaries.
Obama over all, did not win the Native American Vote in the primaries across the country.
NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE: A NATIONAL SICK JOKE!
Obama says he will bring about universal health care for all Americans. Obama made no commitment to Native Americans that he would increase federal funding of their health care facilities and programs to upgrade them to all other national health care standards. The political realism that Obama could bring about universal health care in a four year term is unrealistic. Obama's national health plan would leave Native Americans where they are now; at the bottom of the list for federal health care funding.
NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCTION SYSTEM: A NATIONAL SICK JOKE!
Obama made no commitment for federal funds to repair or build new American Indian schools. Across the country, many American Indian schools are in shambles for lack of federal funding to maintain them. A multitude of American Indian schools are being forced to close because they cannot run a full school term on the small amount of allocated federal funding available.
NATIVE AMERICAN POVERTY RATE: A NATIONAL SICK JOKE!
Obama made no economic commitment to Native Americans that he would bring about a national Indian business empowerment program dedicated to ending the high rate of unemployment, poverty, and total lack of financial institutions willing to support Native American Communities on reservations to develop a self-sustaining business infrastructure. Obama is aware of Native Americans today that are being economically starved from their reservation lands while the federal government supports numerous foreign countries with billions of our tax dollars each year to support their economic well-being, Obama will not change that status-quo.
OBAMA HAS NO PLAN FOR "CHANGE" FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
Obama has not shown Native Americans that he has the leadership capabilities, nor personal willingness to fully address and implement a policy of change that would help Native Americans should he be elected president. The more Obama talks about "Change", Native Americans see "No Change Nor Commitment" for them with Obama as president.
A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR NO REAL CHANGE!
Mike Graham is a citizen of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation, a retired service connected disabled Army veteran. Founded United Native America in 1993 to form a national group to take action on American Indian issues. The groups main issue is to bring (more...)
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