Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hawaii and Obama Makes Sure Natives Can Use Casino Gambling

By Lance Burkhart on March 27, 2009

HONOLULU, HAWAII -- Hawaii wants to recognize Native Hawaiians so they can benefit from federal legislation for indigenous groups, but only so long as that doesn't include gambling. To ensure natives don't establish casinos, the islands' US Senators and Congressmen added language forbidding gaming rights.Hawaii and Utah are the only two states in the US without any form of legal gambling. Recently, some state politicians have openly broached the idea of bringing casino gaming to the islands as a source of revenue.Without any legalized gambling, indigenous groups are denied any casino rights. But, whenever a form of gambling is legal anywhere in a state, that's state's natives have the right to host similar gaming on their lands in trust.The clause forbidding gambling rights was added last year in an attempt to make the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act more acceptable to the Bush administration. It was struck as unnecessary when Obama took office, but some civic groups complained.A spokesman for Senator Daniel Akaka said, "That provision was taken out because it was considered not necessary because gambling already is illegal in Hawaii and there's no way the Native Hawaiian entity could have gambling in Hawaii unless the state of Hawaii decided to change course and legalize it for everybody."

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