Some time ago. I remember then-U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback proposing an apology to Native Americans. This person obviously isn’t the same Sam Brownback who proposed the funding of the completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway recently. Then, again, who is the real Sam Brownback?
Is the real Sam Brownback the religious person who, by advocating the 32nd Street route, refuses to acknowledge the religious practices of those indigenous people whose ancestors have been here thousands of years, whose rights are protected by federal law that the GOP consistently attacks in its twisted form of limited government?
What about the religious beliefs and rights of indigenous peoples, Mr. Brownback? Aren’t they the same as white Christians under the First Amendment and the Native American Religious Freedoms Act of 1978? Not in the land-grabbing capitalistic state of Kansas.
Mr. Brownback hails from Parker, Kan. Parker was started on Miami tribal lands taken by land squatter associations in the 1850s in Linn County. Gov. Robinson was involved in tribal land speculation in Kansas then. What makes Mr. Brownback any different than the thieves that stole land after the Manypenny treaties back then and sought to capitalize from theft?
It’s amazing to be writing 13 years later about the SLT and the money this politician is proposing won’t cover three quarters of the SLT road cost. GOP financial intelligence I guess …