I’d heard of a few stories peppered throughout the Internet of the UN telling the USA that we should give land back to the Indians… But this time, I found this story from TIME Magazine.
For centuries, Native Americans have been on the receiving end of some of the worst atrocities committed on U.S. soil, driven from their homes and isolated on impoverished reservations. How can the U.S. government begin to repair the damage done to Native American communities, and compensate in some small way for the injuries done to them?
Well, giving back Mount Rushmore would be a start.
That’s among several suggestions made by United Nations special rapporteur James Anaya, who will formally recommend the U.S. restore land previously owned by various tribes — including the Black Hills of South Dakota, home of the famous national monument.
Anaya visited tribes from Oklahoma to Oregon and Alaska to South Dakota to gauge the impact of the U.N.’s proposed Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which President Barack Obama said in December 2010 that the U.S. plans to sign.
I’d like to believe that Obama wouldn’t sign the "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" if it demanded that the US transfer Mount Rushmore back to the Sioux. But I’d like to believe he wouldn’t sign that no matter what.
The United States shouldn’t subjugate ourselves to the rules of outsiders. That is not why we founded this nation in revolt of the British Empire!