Monday, November 06, 2006

CO AIM's Glenn Morris: Tom Tancredo Must Abide by the Rule of Law

Since both of Denver's whitemale supremacist, Cowtown newspapers (the Post and the Rocky Mountain News) have endorsed Tom Tancredo's re-election to Congress, it should come as no surprise that they have refused to print this outstanding letter to the editor by Professor Glenn Morris of the American Indian Movement of Colorado.

Fortunately, Fire Witch Rising has the humbling honor of publishing Professor Morris' letter first (and with on-the-scene photos), since the Denver tabloids were too afraid to - lest the contrast with their usual tripe show them to be the racist mouthpieces they truly are.
28 October 2006

Tom Tancredo's October 27 talk at the Tattered Cover Bookstore revealed two interesting positions that I had never heard from him before. The first was his adamant position that the United States must abide by the rule of law. Although Tancredo was specifically referring to his belief that federal officials are required to enforce current federal immigration law, by extension, he must insist that the U.S. abide by the rule of law in other contexts.

Specifically, I request that Tancredo spend some time ensuring that the U.S. abide by the rule of law through compliance with the 371 treaties that the United States has signed and ratified with indigenous nations. To date, the United States is in material breach of every one of those treaties, and it would be helpful if Tancredo used his good offices to ensure that the U.S. enforce the rule of law, as embodied in Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution -- that declares treaties to be the supreme law of the land.

I realize that Tancredo is busy denying others the benefits that he has reaped through his ancestors' invasion and occupation of indigenous peoples' homelands, so he may not have time to look into each of the 371 treaties. Perhaps he can begin by ensuring U.S. compliance with one: the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, signed between the U.S. and the Western Shoshone Nation. The breaking of this treaty by the U.S., through the application of its contrived "Doctrine of Discovery," has been held to be a fundamental violation of the human rights of the Western Shoshone, both by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and, just this year, by the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Tancredo's second startling position was that he was proud that his ancestors decided to abandon the traditions of the Old World, in order to embrace the promise of the New World. Tom reported that his parents and grandparents jettisoned Italian language and culture for English and an "American" identity. I am encouraged that, following his ancestor's reasoning, Tancredo will abandon his support of the backward celebration of the Old World Indian-killer and slave trader, Christopher Columbus, and of the colonialist Doctrine of Discovery. Certainly, Tom will no longer endorse Denver's racist Columbus Day parade, but will, instead, call for a more progressive and respectful transformation of the Columbus Day holiday, through the repeal of the holiday at both the state and federal level.


Glenn Morris
American Indian Movement of Colorado
Denver, CO



Believe a Witch (whose forebears were burned at the stake by the millions), this author event was nothing but a rally for murderous Europeans...



Really now. Do you want to come any closer?



OK then. Mooncalf neo-nazi (the patch was on his jacket) makes Tancredo-porn for later...



Open this picture in a larger window and you will see the 9mm Glock and other weapons attached to this white nationalist's right(wing) leg...



Hollow-eyed demagogue...



...panders to skinhead family values...



Trust us, Mr. Tancredo, you creepy fuck. History will have the last laugh...



Behind the clapping Amerikaners, Professor Glenn Morris of Colorado AIM takes notes on Tom Tancredo's illegal-Euro-immigrant hypocrisy...

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